Reimagining History in Contemporary Women's Fiction
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Study of contemporary Canadian and American novels that revise or resist the dominant historical narratives central to nation-building. Each of the texts focuses on subaltern characters and forgotten events as a way of exploring the effects of colonialism, forced migration, war, racism, poverty, heteronormativity, religious intolerance, gender violence. Novels will be studied within the context of pertinent historical readings, films or lectures.
Prerequisites: Second-year standing or permission of the department.
Undergraduate course in Women's Studies offered by the Department of Women's Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.