ENG510 201803 Graduate

Spring 2019
ENG 510
Applies To: 
Women in Law & Literature (Prior Approval Needed for ENG Grads)

Faith Barter

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1510
  • Office: 320 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: Not teaching this term, available by email
Department Section Description: 

Feminist Jurisprudence provides an analysis and critique of women's position in patriarchal society and examines the nature and extent of women's subordination. It explores the role of law in maintaining and perpetuating patriarchy. This course will trace literary representations of women over several centuries, focusing both on how women have been excluded from full participation in the social, political, and economic life of the societies in which they lived, and on their efforts to achieve autonomy. We will practice intersectionality in this course, meaning that in considering the effect of patriarchy on women, we will simultaneously consider how oppression operates with respect to race, class, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, religious and ethnic backgrounds, and other categories that make certain populations more vulnerable to specific types of discrimination.