Laura L. Runge
|R||1/11||Woolf, A Room of One's Own|
|T||1/16||Woolf, A Room of One's Own cont.; Finch, "Nocturnal Reverie" (178); Cavendish, "An Excuse" (94); Behn, "Love Arm'd" (111)
|R||1/18||Rowlandson, Narrative of the Captivity ... (106)|
|T||1/23||Burney, from "The Diary" (241)
POST #2 Group A
|R||1/25||Wheatley, "On Being Brought from Africa to America" (247); Truth, "Ain't I a Woman?" (370)
POST #2 Group B
|T||1/30||Special Lecture: George Rousseau at 10:30-11:30 AM, Grace Allen Room of Tampa Campus Library,
fourth floor. No class at 12:30
Lady Mary's letters, posted on Blackboard; Post #3 Group A
|R||2/1||Jacobs, from "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" (460)
POST #3 Group B
|T||2/6||Bronte, C. Jane Eyre (468-784)
Post #4 Group A
|R||2/8||Bronte, C. Jane Eyre cont.
POST #4 Group B
|T||2/13||Bronte, C. Jane Eyre cont.
Post #5 Group A
|R||2/15||Bronte, C. Jane Eyre cont.
POST #5 Group B
|R||2/22||Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1133)
POST #6 Group B
|T||2/27||Chopin, The Awakening (1011--1101)
Post #6 Group A
|R||3/1||Chopin, The Awakening (1011--1101) cont.
POST #7 Group B
|T||3/6||Chopin, The Awakening (1011--1101) cont.
Post #7 Group A
|R||3/8||Chopin, The Awakening (1011--1101) cont.
POST #8 Group B
|T||3/20||Woolf, "22 Hyde Park Gate" (1318-1328)
POST #8 Group A
|R||3/22||Catch up -- No Class scheduled
Post 9 Group B
|T||3/27||Hall, "Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself" (1394)
Post #9 Group A
|T||4/3||Hurston, "Sweat" (1490)
Post #10 Group A
|R||4/5||Yamamoto, "Seventeen Syllables" (1834)
POST #10 Group B
|T||4/10||Angelou, from "I know why the caged bird sings" (1916)
Post #11 Group A
|R||4/12||Marshall, "Poets in the Kitchen" (1946)
POST #11 Group B
|T||4/17||Rich, "When we dead Awaken" (1980); "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" (1955); "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-law" (1955)
POST #12 Group A
|R||4/19||Kingston, "No Name Woman" (2239)
Post #12 Group B
|T||4/24||Walker, "In Search of our Mothers' Gardens" (2315)
POST #13 Group A
|R||4/26||Choice: Sharon Olds, "Rite of Passage" (2288), Louise Gluck, "Terminal Resemblance" (2293)
Post 13 Group B
Regular attendance and one office meeting 11
Weekly Posts to the Discussion board (13) 39
Midterm I 50
Midterm II 50
Final exam (Take home) 50
** Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.
Weekly Informal Writings - each student will be required to submit a post to the class discussion board in answer to one of the questions raised in the class notes for the day. Sometimes I will ask for a specific assignment, such as “After reading the assignment, what questions do you have? What prompts those questions?” And sometimes there will be a series of reading comprehension and analytical questions from which to choose. For more detailed description, see link on Weekly Posts.
General Sites on Women's Literature
- The Celebration of Women Writers -- an extensive alphabetized catalogue of women writers and their texts with many useful links.
- Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color An extensive site devoted to biographies, criticism, essays and links to numerous women writers of color, African-American, Asian-American, Chicana , Native American. It is a work in progress with a collaborative spirit.
Individual Author Sites
- Margaret Atwood Information Page -- Official site on Margaret Atwood -- her works, interviews, tours. Authorized by the author herself.
- Aphra Behn Page A useful site with links to many related sources on the author. Part of the Baroque Ring. Maintained by Ruth Nestvold.
- The Aphra Behn Society Homepage Maintained by the national society and edited by Carole Meyers of Emory University. This page contains many useful links to Aphra Behn sites and to the society newsletter.
- More Selected poems of Aphra Behn-- part of the Lesbian Poetry site, designed by Northern Impressions.
- The Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre Site -- part of the extensive and well-organized Victorian Web, (by George P. Landow at Brown University) this site provides excellent information on the author, history, social and political backgrounds, literary criticism, texts, bibliographies, etc.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- The Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Aurora Leigh Site -- part of the Victorian Web, this site provides excellent information on the author, histo ry, social and political backgrounds, literary criticism, bibliographies, etc.
- Anne Finch, or the Countess of Winchelsea -- -- this is part of the extensive Celebration of Women Writers Website, and it contains a picture, biography, bibliography and several poems.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society -- an informative website hosted by the Gilman Society for scholars and readers, with a useful page listing web resources on Gilman.
Maxine Hong Kingston
- Maxine Hong Kingston Homepage -- part of the Voices from the Gaps -- Women Writers of Color project published by the University of Minnesota. This site includes biography, bibliography and links to important sites.
- Toni Morrison -- The Voices from the Gaps page, featuring biography, criticism, useful bibliograpy and some links.
- Anniina's Toni Morrison's Page A beautiful page created and maintained by Anniina Jokinen which includes some essays and links for each of the novels by Morrison. Also includes an interesting, although idiosyncratic, list of reviews apparently done by students. Note- not all links work.
- Adrienne Rich - Modern American Poetry Excellent site developed through the Celebration of Women Writers, with extensive information, critical essays, on-line interviews, essays and poems, bibliography and additional links.
- Alice Walker: This extensive site is part of the Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color project, and it includes biography, bibliography, links to texts, criticism, interviews, etc.
- Virginia Woolf Web: This is an extensive site with biography, pictures, and chronology, connected with a Modernism Timeline and linked to literature search engines, e-texts, and sites on related writers and topics. It ain't pretty, but it contains a great deal of useful information.