GGS 330 Global Women's Voices

The interplay between womens social movements and the flow of womens literature within and across national spaces recognizes the power of the word as a critical feminist tool for elevating womens voices in an increasingly technology-oriented global economy. This reading intensive seminar will consider examples of contemporary fiction and nonfiction by representative women; for the purposes of comparing how women living/writing in industrial and developing countries succeed in disrupting the geographic boundaries imposed by culture and politics-specifically the myth of them and us that can frame discussions of social issues foregrounded by women in differing regions. By examining and, hopefully, exposing this myth and its contours, we hope to better understanding why writing and literature remain crucial tools of global feminist activisms.