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WOMEN'S TRAVEL LITERATURE FROM THE 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectEnglish
Women’s & Gender Studies
Number & Suffix: 185
Full UC Title: WOMEN'S TRAVEL LITERATURE FROM THE 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT 
Transcript Title: WOMENS TRAVEL LIT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program. The course is intended for advanced level students only. Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. Students who complete a final paper on a pre-approved topic are awarded 1 extra unit. Maximum units for this course are 6. The course focuses on historical and literary knowledge of women's popular culture with specific reference to travel literature and critical utopias, within a gender perspective. The course analyzes the strategies of representation of female identity, women's social role and agency in women's travel accounts such as letters, diaries and novels, from the eighteenth century to the present. The course also investigates the double diversity of women travelers as different from both male travelers and from more socially conformist women. The course also explores to what extent these texts subvert or reinforce the position of women within the patriarchal social order and in the domestic sphere. For this reason, the texts chosen for the course are examined within their original cultural and social contexts, and in their interconnection with class, race and gender discrimination. Required readings: THE TURKISH EMBASSY LETTERS Lady Montagu, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF A JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE, ITALY, AND GERMANY Hester Lynch Piozzi, LETTERS WRITTEN IN SWEDEN, NORWAY, AND DENMARK Mary Wollstonecraft, THE VIRAGO BOOK OF WOMEN TRAVELLERS ed. by Mary Morris, AN ANTHOLOGY OF WOMEN'S TRAVEL WRITING ed. by Shirley Foster and Sara Mills, A SMALL PLACE Jamaica Kincaid. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: WOMEN'S TRAVEL LITERATURE (LM) 
Partner University Department: Letterature Moderne, Comparate e Postcoloniali 
Partner University Course Number: 26028