This course examines the writings of a diverse group of medieval women and analyzes the perceptions of reality that they present, taking into account critics' views on their works as well. The student will gain acquaintance with the major socio-historical developments that shaped women's role in the period. The student will then take a look at some major feminist and gender/sex-related approaches to literature, and read women-authored texts, examining their styles, techniques, and representations of the world. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (English Literature 407)
Literature, Women, Medieval, Church, Novel, Middle Ages, Feminism, English
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