Oregon State University

ENG 497/597 International Women’s Voices: Studies in Transnational Women’s Narratives

ENG 497/597

This course studies women’s narratives in a comparative, transnational context, focusing on the political and cultural conditions through which women’s narratives are produced and the effects of gender on language and literature. We will analyze and discuss literary texts, films and oral narratives locating these materials in the fields of literary, multi-media and feminist studies. Our discussions will ask questions about expectations and assumptions surrounding “third world” and non-western literature, explore notions of fiction and nonfiction, and address the politics of written versus oral histories. As we travel the globe and listen to women’s voices, we will also reflect on our own cultural contexts, and drawing on feminist global studies, we will ask how our own geographic and historical locations inform our reading practices.

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Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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