UNNATURAL WOMEN

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Comparative Literature
Course Number: 
230
Institution: 
Smith College
Some cultures give the murdering mother a central place in myth and literature while others treat the subject as taboo. How is such a woman depicted—as monster, lunatic, victim, savior? What do the motives attributed to her reveal about a society’s assumptions and values? What difference does it make if the author is a woman? We focus on literary texts but also consider representations in other media, especially cinema. Authors to be studied include Euripides, Seneca, Ovid, Anouilh, Christa Wolff, Christopher Durang, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and others.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30103-S19

Course Sections

UNNATURAL WOMEN
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Thalia Pandiri tpandiri@smith.edu TTh 03:00-04:50 SEELYE 105