Women Writing War
War has long been recognized as a central theme in literature across traditions, yet little recognition has been given to women¿s voices in war writing. This course will explore female perspectives on America's wars and armed conflicts of the Twentieth Century, from World War One to the war in Afghanistan and the ¿War on Terror.¿ Readings will include poetry, fiction, memoir and reportage by American and international writers such as Gertrude Stein, Amy Lowell, Denise Levertov, Theresa Kak Kyung Cha, Dunya Mikhail, and Solmaz Sharif. We will explore such topics as the gendering of war and of mourning, the poetry of witness, the representation of violence, and political censorship and surveillance. All readings will be in English.