Teaching Women and Literature and Feminist Theory

Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick

Abstract


An article that presents the ideological underpinnings and the pedagogical strategies of an interdisciplinary course on women and literature and feminist theory accompanies the syllabus for that course. The syllabus is designed to engage students and to cultivate their critical reading, thinking, and writing abilities. Ultimately, the design of this course is to empower students to identify, approach, access, interpret, analyze, synthesize, and understand texts from their own perspective, but a perspective informed by diverse voices and issues that matter to them and to their world. The author draws upon pedagogical theorists in framing her argument about her approach to a women and literature and feminist theory course that is housed in English and Women's Studies.

 


Keywords


college course; higher education curriculum; women writers; feminist theory

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ISSN 2163-3177

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