Communication And Culture | Topics in Performance & Culture
C414 | 1198 | Beverly Stoeltje


Topic: Voices of Women
Meets with Folklore F363; TR 2:30-3:45 pm BH238

The course will focus on women's experience as told through their own
voices or through the voices of "tradition," which are not always
gendered. We will examine narratives of birth, violence, and romance
as sung through ballads and song, told through narratives of
experience and life histories, and expressed through folk tales
(traditional tales as published, film versions, and feminist
folktales).

The course will have three written projects: an interview with a
woman about her life experience; a group project on social problems
facing women; a fairy tale project. Grades will be based on the
written projects plus performance in class on a daily basis, and
frequent in-class quizzes.

Fulfills a COAS Arts and Humanities, Traditions and Ideas
distribution requirement and is on List A of the COAS Culture Studies
requirement.