מעודכן ליום שני 3 ביולי 2006

0626.3052  רומן החניכה הנשי FEMALE COMING-OF-AGE NARRATIVES
ד"ר מלאת שמיר SHAMIR, Dr. Miletteסמינר ב"א
Few literary conventions teach us as much about the culture that produced them as the coming-of-age plot. In charting the transition from childhood to adulthood, this plot explores the most basic definitions governing normative identity in a given social setting. For many years, however, discussion of this genre focused on male-authored texts, from Wilhelm Meister and David Copperfield, to Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Catcher on the Rye. This seminar will center, instead, on female-authored coming-of-age stories, and will address such questions as: what happens to this genre when it is appropriated by women? How is the "adult woman" defined in different historical moments? Are there common threads (mother-daughter relations, conflict between love and labor, paths of socialization and resistance) that connect older and contemporary writing about female maturation?
TEXTS will include works of fiction by Louisa May Alcott, Carson McCullers, Katherine Anne Porter, Sylvia Plath, Jamaica Kincaid, and others.
REQUIREMENTS: active participation, preparation of study questions, quizzes, and a seminar paper.
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