Folklore | Voices of Women
F363 | 27426 | B. Stoeltje


Above class meets with ANTH-E314 and CMCL-C414.

The course will focus attention 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, both literary and performed, traditional and feminist.

Our study will consider women's stories, as women have told them and
as "tradition" has embodied them in Africa and in the English
speaking tradition (folk and fairy tales).

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.

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