“Teaching is performed in generosity; learning is accomplished in joy.” -Louise Cowan, PhD
Aurelia Ann VonTress
In this course, we will be reading various narratives that engage the idea of crossing boundaries, from physical boundaries to borders to social and moral boundaries. We will be specifically looking at texts that explore the roles of women in crossing such boundaries and the repercussions they face for speaking out or crossing over.
The goals of this course are:
• To instill a love and appreciation of literature and an understanding of literary analysis.
• To train students to think broadly as citizens of the world, exploring the texts and ideas of other cultures and places.
• To explore and understand literary traditions and themes within the texts we discuss.
ENGL 2220: World Literature Since 1700
Stepping Over: Narratives of Women Crossing Boundaries and Speaking Out