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A writer the feminists love to hate : D. H. Lawrence - Sons and Lovers (1913), Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Valérie Cossy
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.

Séminaire

Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 4.00

Objectif

-Developing close-reading skills on the basis of a literary text.

-Articulating a critical discourse about literature in speech and in written.

-Reading several kinds of texts together and organsing one's critical discussion of literature in relation to critical and political paradigms.

Contenu

This class is an opportunity for discovering the work of one of the greated novelists of the 20th century, D. H. Lawrence. Two of his novels are going to be read in the context of the feminist concerns affecting his lifetime: the undoing of the Victorian definitions of sex and sexuality, the way equality and difference were then thought of, the impact of women's claims to autonomy and to a life outside patriarchal models. But Lawrence is also a novelist who forces readers to articulate feminist issues with class: in that sense, his work echoes today's concerns about how factors of domination need to be understood together as imbricated in one another but never separately. Finally, as far the feminist discourse of the 20th century is concerned, we shall consider how deeply problematic, if not sexist, D. H. Lawrence was taken to be by Simone de Beauvoir and Kate Millett.

Evaluation

Credits and grade depend on the active participation in class discussions and in the writing up of an individual essay (2'000 - 3'000 words).

Bibliographie

The main texts for this class are:

-Sons and Lovers (1913), ed. by Helen Baron and Carl Baron, introduction by Blake Morrisson. Penguin Classics.

-Lady Chatterley's Lover (1929), ed. by Michael Squires, introduction by Doris Lessing. Penguin Classics.

BOTH ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM BASTA.
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO START THEIR REAGING NOW: SONS AND LOVERS FIRST.

It is important that students should use these editions: the text of Sons and Lovers in other English editions may not be the same and the introduction by Doris Lessing will be taken into consideration in class.

Informations supplémentaires

http://www.unil.ch/angl/

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