Women's Writing in the 16th and 17th Century

This course considers literary and cultural concerns of women's writing from the 16th through the mid-17th centuries in both manuscript and print. It examines the many modes in which women write; constructions of literary tradition and authority; responses to early modern gender ideology and theories of women's education; and relations among gender, sexuality and economics. (sem 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both ENGL 3157 and either ENGL 3737 or ENGL 3747.