|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 x 2 hour workshop seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||2 x 2,500 word essays||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. Where this involves re-submission of work, a new topic must be selected.|
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of autobiographical modes of writing which has been produced by women in the United States since WWII;
2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current theories of women's life writing;
3. demonstrate an ability to think critically about issues of genre and form, with specific relation to gender;
4. demonstrate an ability express themselves clearly in writing and in speech.
1. to introduce students to the variety of autobiographical modes of writing which has been produce by women in the United states since World War II;
2. to familiarise students with current theories of women's life writing;
3. to encourage students to think critically about issues of genre and form, with specific relation to gender;
4. to widen students' knowledge of post-war women's writing in the United States.
This module explores the idea of writing women's lives from the perspective of a range of forms of post-war life writing by women, including auto/biography, memoir and diary, as well as less obviously autobiographical forms of self-inscription such as criticism and fiction. It will consider and compare the different ways in which the female self has been constructed in these texts, with reference to psychological, cultural and material pressures. Constructions of the self will be related to structures of narrative, and the module explores how a range of post war American women writers have adopted, adapted or abandoned traditional narrative patterns such as the bildungsroman or romance. It will also discuss and apply current theories of women's auto/biography, and look at the importance of the autobiographical mode in feminist criticism.
This module is at CQFW Level 6