Women's Writing


Provides a study of literature in English by women writers, examining key issues and debates. The focus of this course will vary from time to time. It may feature writing of a particular genre, period, geographical region, cultural group, or movement, or may focus on major thematic concerns. Further information on the focus will be made available each time the course is offered.



  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize and discuss aspects of women's writing;

2. Demonstrate understanding of critical and theoretical debates surrounding women's writing at advanced undergraduate level;

3. Demonstrate awareness of cultural and intercultural concerns relating to women's writing;

4. Interpret and analyse literary works by women at advanced undergraduate level;

5. Demonstrate research and essay writing skills appropriate to advanced undergraduate level.


Content of this course will vary from offering to offering, but will focus on the study of literature in English by women writers. Topics may include: features peculiar to or outstanding within literary language within a particular period by women writers; elements of a genre as practiced by women writers; literature by women of a particular geographical region; literary, linguistic, cultural, and sociopolitical preoccupations within women's writing; theoretical developments in women's writing and scholarship. The course will include discussion of critical and theoretical debates relating to women's writing.


This course replaces ENGL3651. If you have successfully completed ENGL3651 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

40 units of English

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Two to four written assignments *

Participation: Student participation in class discussion

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term