Folklore | VOICES OF WOMEN
F363 | 2307 | Stoeltje
Meets first eight weeks only. 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 (Britain and the U.S.)
Fulfills a COAS Arts and Humanities, Traditions and Ideas distribution
requirement and is on List A for the COAS Culture Studies requirement.