Middlebury

CRWR 0215

The Feminine Heroic

The Feminine Heroic
In this class we will explore the hero’s journey in literature as it relates to women and the natural world: who gets to go on the adventure, and who arrives home, transformed? How do race and gender complicate the traditional man-versus-nature narrative? We will discuss character agency, narrative authority, style, and structure — and look at texts where women undertake the journey, including work by Isak Dinesen, Annie Dillard, Camille Dungy, Rachel Carson, Anne LeBastille, Rahawa Haile, and Pam Houston. Students will generate creative and critical work. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Creative Writing
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0215

Sections

Fall 2019

CRWR0215A-F19 Seminar (Mayhew-Bergman)