ENGL 200 D: Reading Literary Forms

Feminist Dystopias

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 12:30pm - 1:20pm
MUS 223
Sarah Kathryn (Kate) Moore

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ENGL 200 D: Feminist Dystopias

This course will examine feminist dystopian fiction of the 20th and 21st centuries, looking at how these texts grapple with questions of gender, sexuality, and contemporary social, political, and cultural issues. Throughout, we will focus on how different kinds of dystopian narratives critique the societies they present as well as contemporary culture; we will also explore the larger question of why authors write dystopian and speculative fiction. Texts will include: Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, Octavia Butler, Bloodchild and Other Stories, Monica Byrne, The Girl in the Road, Hillary Jordan, When She Woke, Louise O’Neill, Only Ever Yours, and two Janelle Monae albums; we will also watch one film.

Catalog Description: 
Covers techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature in its various forms: poetry, drama, prose fiction, and film. Examines such features of literary meanings as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
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Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 3:58pm