An introduction to seminal nineteenth-century English and American literary and expository writing about the nature, role and rights of women.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Cannot be taken with LIT312 The 'Woman Question' in Nineteenth Century England and America
.a reading of Wollstonecraft's The Vindication of the Rights of Woman (published 1792) in order to isolate both the radical and conservative elements in her ideas about women as the basis of feminist arguments in the C19th .the contrast between Wollstonecraft's sexual conservatism and the libertarianism of Byron in Don Juan which reveals a surprising degree of (reluctant) feminism in Byron's otherwise outrageously antifeminist poem .formulation of the main issues of the subject : the franchise; labour; sexuality and sexual politics; marriage and divorce; education; professionalism; gentility; the right to a literary voice .examination of these issues in both English and American texts in such a way as to foreground their philosophical and cultural contexts
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