Spring Classes to Look Out For
This upcoming spring, two GW English PhD candidates will be teaching a series of unique classes that will be of particular interest to our undergrads. With registration just around the corner, now is a great time to learn about the special topics these classes cover!
Delving into the world of identity, gender, and location, the course will explore the “everyday life” of modern American women through authors such as Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Mary Antin, Zora Neale Hurston, Paule Marshall, Julia Alvarez, Julie Otsuka, Marge Piercy, Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, and Barbara Kingsolver. Works will be a mix of autobiography and fiction, which will be looked at through a feminist lens that also brings to the conversation a multitude of other theories including psychological, postcolonial, and poststructural criticism.
Maureen is excited about the upcoming semester and the promising discussions to come.
The class will run Monday/Wednesday from 2:20-3:35 on the Foggy Bottom campus and can be found under the Gender and Literature section on the Registrar’s English page.
Though the title may change, this course will use a mixture of historical, literary, and cultural studies methods to help students better understand the Civil Rights period and its connection to other Black Freedom movements in America and the rest of the world. Works will look at the role of art, writers, and how language is used as a tool to change the world starting at the 1940s and continuing to recently published texts.
This class will run Tuesday/Thursday from 11:10-12:25 on the Foggy Bottom campus and can be found under Selected Topics in Literature on the Registrar’s English page.