Feminist Literary Criticism - LIR 608

This course will examine the ways in which developments in feminist criticism reflect trends in mainstream contemporary literature and culture. Topics studied may include Feminism and Colonialism, Feminism and Psychoanalysis, French Feminism, Marxist Feminism, and Eco-Feminism and writers will include Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray, Donna Haraway, Caroline Marchant, and Simone de Beauvoir.