Women's Folklore and Feminist Theory

Course Description

This course examines a wide range of women's oral/verbal and material "arts," from a feminist perspective. Students will read scholarly articles and books devoted to the study of women's folklore and culture; students will also do class presentations on the theories that help us address women's culture. The course focuses on how women develop "arts" and practices that counter their subordinate positions in many cultures and fight oppressive traditions by developing women's spaces, language, and traditions that are more positive for women.