“Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.”– Bell Hooks
SPRING 2019 – WOMEN IN LITERATURE
MWF 10:10-11:00AM BRYAN HALL 0303
taught by Ösel Jessica Plante
Course theme—Trauma Narratives
In this course, we will read and analyze the relationship between individual traumas and the social forces of injustice, oppression, and objectification. We will also discuss what it means to heal from trauma, and what redemption or justice means in the lives of the characters we read, as well as in our own.
Author List: Arundhati Roy, Elissa Washuta, Margurite Duras, Bell Hooks, Marie Howe, Toni Morrison, Cheryl Strayed
Student assignments will include: One term paper, three short reaction papers, and one presentation