Special Topics Courses

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ENGL 2303/WOMS 2301/DS 2301 Performing Dis/ability

This introductory literature course examines the social construction of disability and the representation of disabled bodies across multiple genres and periods of literature including, but not limited to, William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, Nancy Mairs’ Waist-High in the World, Audre Lorde's The Cancer Journals, R. J. Palacio’s Wonder, and Nicola Yoon's Everything Everything. Cross-listed with WOMS 2301 and DS 2301. This is a core course in the Disability Studies minor program, and may be used as an elective credit for the Medical Humanities program. Full Syllabus

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ENGL 2303/WOMS 2301 Textual Contraception

This cross-listed English and Women's and Gender Studies seminar-style course introduces students to several works of reproductive health fiction, as well as several non-fiction historical, visual, and critical texts that explore themes in reproductive health. Full ENGL 2303/WOMS 2301 Syllabus

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ENGL 2329/WOMS 2301 American Women's Life-Writing

This cross-listed English and Women's and Gender Studies course examines the concept and construction of identity across several sub-genres of life-writing including travel narratives, confessional poetry, short essays, blogs, and autopics (films). ENGL 2329/WOMS 2301 Syllabus

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ENGL 2303/WOMS 2301 Body Politics: Gender and Medicine in American Social Reform Literature

This cross-listed English and Women's and Gender Studies course examines how medical discourse affected women writers during the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century, and especially their fiction. Full ENGL 2303 / WOMS 2301 Syllabus. The Scholarship Circle Project Instructions and Student Samples. Medical Brochure Project Instructions and Student Samples.