WGS 297H - Special Studies
These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty.
Fall 2022: Power, Women, Gender, and Jane Austen
Jane Austen, one of the most influential English novelists, is well known for Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. Women and their relationships with men are among Austen’s central concerns, especially regarding the social act of courtship. Austen represents issues of manners, class, money, education, and love in the context of gender and the influence of social forces like family and the imagination of the individual. We will explore these issues as represented in the above novels. We will also discuss what it meant to be a woman and a writer in the early nineteenth century in the context of political and social movements.
General Education Area: Humanities & Social Science
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program