Women Writing: 1890-Present
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The purpose of this unit,
, is to present material, both historical and literary, which will cause students to examine women’s history and women-authored literature in a sensitive manner. Virginia Woolf in her essay “Women and Fiction” wrote, “In dealing with women as writers, as much elasticity as possible is desirable. It is necessary to leave oneself room to deal with other things besides their work, so much has that work been influenced by conditions that have nothing to do with art.” We believe that the material is provocative and that it will raise awareness and stimulate critical thinking about the female subculture in England and America.