20th Century American Women Writers [F-18-59]
|Location:||SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery|
|Classes:||2 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Thu 10:30 AM 10/25, 11/01|
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.
NOTE: PLEASE READ THE DAY'S ASIGNMENTS BEFORE COMING TO CLASS.
READINGS DAY 1:
Zora Neale Hurston - "Sweat" (1926)
Katherine Anne Porter - "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" (1939)
https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.184599/2015.184599.Pale-Horse-pale-Rider#page/n0 (assigned text to read found on pp. 187-272)
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaH6AsnSQMQ (audio version - comes after an add and a brief intro in Spanish)
tba (text version)
Louise Erdrich - "Fleur" (1986)
Toni Morrison - "Recitatif" (1983)
https://www.cusd80.com/cms/lib/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/1073/Morrison_recitatifessay.doc.pdf (.pdf version)
NOTE: 1) Some (or all) of the PDF's posted below may be replaced with links to online versions which will be easier to read. 2) Please read each group before coming to class.