ENGL-444 Cultural Constructions of Motherhood
Spring for 2010-2011
Fox, Pamela & Velez, Elizabeth
This course will examine constructions of motherhood in the U.S. from the 1950s to the present. We intend to take an interdisciplinary approach to the material, including cultural and social theory; history; popular texts; fiction; poetry; film; television. Possible texts and authors include: Adrienne Rich; Sigmund Freud; Nancy Chodorow; Arlie Hochschild; Susan Douglas (The Mommy Myth); Angela Davis; Audre Lorde; Patricia Hill Collins; Tillie Olsen; Sarah Ruddick; Sharon Olds; Louise Erdrich; Dorothy Allison; Sandra Cisneros; John Updike; I Love Lucy; Roseanne; Julia; Imitation of Life; Far From Heaven; and Rosemary’s Baby.
Prerequisites: ENGL 040, 041, 042, or 043
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Spring '11: Fox P, Velez E (file download)
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