Course overview

Take up an opportunity to sign up for a short course on a general introduction to feminist literature. Sessions will look in detail at female authors. We will examine what is feminist writing, and its seminal characteristics, through discussion and lecture. And also examine and learn about its contribution to literature and the relevance of their work today.

Course description

This three-week course will give you a general introduction to feminist literature and writing. There are many examples of work by women writers we could choose to look at and there are very specific ways of looking at this field of study that arose in the 1960s. In sessions we will examine what feminist writing is, and look at its seminal characteristics, through lecture and whole group discussion. We examine the message the author was trying to convey. WEA sessions are friendly, welcoming, tutor-led and interactive. We very much hope this introductory course will pique your interest in further areas of study offered by the WEA both face-to-face in Enfield and online. The course is open to beginners to this area of study and to those who have a bit more knowledge of the feminist literary field. Over the three weeks we will explore, among other texts, the literary contribution of Virginia Woolf, and her book, 'A Room of One’s Own'; and the poems Sylvia Plath and female experience.

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