20th Century American Women Writers [F-18-59]

Presenter: Emily Hamilton-Honey
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 10:30 AM 10/25, 11/01
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In this course, we will discuss short works from prominent American women writers of the 20th century, who come from varying backgrounds. We will talk about how the subject matter of women writers often differs from that of their male counterparts. Also, we will look at some of the major achievements of American women writers in the 20th century.

Cap: 40

 

NOTE: PLEASE READ THE DAY'S ASIGNMENTS BEFORE COMING TO CLASS. 

READINGS DAY 1:
Zora Neale Hurston - "Sweat" (1926)   http://engl273g-finnell.wikispaces.umb.edu/file/view/Sweat+-+Zora+Neale+Hurston.pdf

Katherine Anne Porter - "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" (1939)
 https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.184599/2015.184599.Pale-Horse-pale-Rider#page/n185 (click on page to turn it)

Susan Glaspell - "Trifles" (one act play) (1916)  https://www.gutenberg.org/files/10623/10623-h/10623-h.htm#TRIFLES 

READINGS DAY 2: 

Sandra Cisneros - excerpts from "Woman Hollering Creek" (1991)  https://iaisp.uj.edu.pl/documents/1479490/29437798/Cisneros-Woman-HC-_02_V._Popescu.pdf     Audio version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaH6AsnSQMQ (comes after an add and a brief intro in Spanish)

Louise Erdrich - "Fleur" (1986)  http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/engl343jj/pdfs/fleur.pdf 

Toni Morrison - "Recitatif" (1983)  https://www.cusd80.com/cms/lib/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/1073/Morrison_recitatifessay.doc.pdf 

 

Here are some more links to the same stories but in slightly different formats:

Day 1 - Hurston - "Sweat"
Day 1 - Porter - "Pale Horse, Pale Rider"
Day 1 - Glaspell - "Trifles"
Day 2 - Cisneros - "Woman Hollering Creek" excerpts
Day 2 - Edrich - "Fleur"
Day 2 - Morrison - "Recitatif"



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