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  Female Coming of Age in America
  Female Coming of Age in America  
0626-3052-01
מדעי הרוח | אנגלית
סמ'  א'1200-1400211 רוזנברגסמינר פרופ שמיר מלאת
סמ'  א'1200-1400211 רוזנברגסמינר
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The Female Coming-of-Age Novel                                                                            רומן החניכה הנשי

BA Seminar                                                                                                                       סמינר בי.איי

Prof. Milette Shamir                        mshamir@post.tau.ac.il                                     פרופ' מלאת שמיר

 

Few literary conventions teach us as much about the culture that produced them as the coming-of-age plot. In charting the transition from childhood to adulthood, this plot explores the most basic definitions governing normative identity in a given social setting. For many years, however, discussion of this genre focused on male-authored texts, from Wilhelm Meister and David Copperfield, to Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Catcher on the Rye. This seminar will center, instead, on female-authored coming-of-age stories, and will address such questions as: what happens to this genre when it is appropriated by women? How is the "adult woman" defined in different historical moments? Are there common threads (mother-daughter relations, conflict between love and labor, paths of socialization and resistance) that connect older and contemporary writing about female maturation?

Requirements: active participation, preparation of study questions and oral presentation, and a seminar paper.

Texts will include works of fiction by Louisa May Alcott, Carson McCullers, Katherine Anne Porter, Sylvia Plath, and others.

 

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מדעי הרוח | אנגלית
0626-3052-01 Female Coming of Age in America
Female Coming of Age in America
שנה"ל תשע"ט | סמ'  א' | פרופ שמיר מלאת

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