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WRT 303 - The Personal Essay

Stony Brook / University Center | Winter 2018-19
January 8, 2019 — 
The personal essay is a form that has recently come back into fashion. In this class we will engage the form by writing our own personal essays as well as reading and responding to the work of writers who have come to define the genre: examples include E. B. White, Langston Hughes, and Raymond Carver as well as more contemporary writers such as Joan Didion and Gene Shepherd. We will explore the differences between shaping experience as truth in a personal essay or memoir and as a work of fiction. As a definition of personal essay evolves, we will consider whether personal writing and essay writing (or 'essaying') have a place in academic writing. Students in this class will also be able to prepare a personal statement for their application for graduate or professional school.
Section: 30
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WST 103 - Women, Culture, and Difference

Stony Brook / University Center | Winter 2018-19
January 8, 2019 — 
An introductory humanities survey focusing on women's traditional association with the home and men's association with public life and how writers, artists, philosophers, and religious thinkers have reflected upon those relationships over the past 150 years. Through lectures and critical analyses of novels, poetry, art, philosophy, and religious texts, the course explores how changing intellectual, artistic, and religious precepts have affected gender identity and different genres in the humanities.
Section: 30
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WST 247 - Sociology of Gender

Stony Brook / University Center | Winter 2018-19
January 8, 2019 — 
The historical and contemporary roles of women and men in American society; changing relations between the sexes; women's liberation and related movements. Themes are situated within the context of historical developments in the U.S.
Section: 30
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WST 291 - Introduction to Feminist Theory

Stony Brook / University Center | Winter 2018-19
January 8, 2019 — 
An introductory survey of historical and contemporary interdisciplinary theories used in Women's and Gender Studies. Theoretical debates on sex, gender, sexuality, race, class, knowledge, discourse, representation are among the topics to be considered. The course will provide a strong theoretical foundation for further studies in Women's and Gender Studies.
Section: 30