MAAnglo-American Feminist Literature Studies

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Lilijana Burcar, PhD


Lilijana Burcar, PhD

Course Description

  • fostering a critical and an in-depth reading of literary texts as historically specific and socially determined socio-material and semiotic practices, as communication events, as instances of discourse, and as reflections of socio-political systems whereby gender binaries are either upheld or questioned and imploded to be replaced with transformative visions
  • acquisition and consolidation of the understanding of basic feminist theories on power discourses and power mechanisms through discursive analyses of literary texts
  • in-depth analyses of feminist-literary theories on subject formation: historical materialism, poststructuralism and postcolonial studies

Carter, Angela. The Bloody Chamber. London : Vintage Books, 2007.
Churchill, Caryl. Top Girls. London : Methuen Drama, 2009, cop. 2008.
Churchill, Caryl. Vinegar Tom. London : TQ Publications, 1978.
Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street.
Donoghue, Emma. Kissing the Witch: old tale in new skins. New York: Joanna Cotler Books; HarperCollins, 1999.
Gilman, C. Perkins. 1996. "The Yellow Wallpaper." Great Short Stories by American Women. New York: Dover Publications.
Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. New York : A. A. Knopf, 2006.
Walker, Alice. Color Purple. Orlando: Harcourt, 2003.
Winterson, Jeannette. Oranges ar not the Only Fruit. New York: GrovePress, 1987.
Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. London: Penguin Books, 1998.
Selected items from Gubar, S. in Gilbert, M. 1996. The Northon Anthology of Literature by Women in English.

Theoretical works
Selected items from:
Humm, Maggie, ed. 1995. Practicing Feminist Criticism: An Introduction. London: Prentice Hall/HarvesterWheatsheaf.
De Lauretis, Teresa. 1987. Technologies of gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction . Houndmills, Baingstoke in London: Macmillian.
Eagleton, Mary. 1996. Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader. Oxford in Cambridge: Blackwell.
Warhol, Robyn in Herndl, Diane Price. 1997. Feminism: an anthology of literary theory and criticism. MacMillian Press.
Woolf, Virginia. 2004. A Room of one's Own. London: Penguin Books. ali Three Guineas. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

And selected articles published in feminist literary journals and other relevant fields of social studies.