Upper-division Seminar: Women in World War II

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Summer B 2013
Instructor: Davis, Cynthia
Day(s): MTWR
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
Location: SH 2617

“It was then I realized how important women can be in a war-torn world.” (Elizabeth P. McIntosh, December 7, 1941)

For this seminar, we will examine different texts, including novels, stories, letters, and more, that take up women of varied circumstances, geographies, and outcomes and their experiences in World War II. We will read the stories of a brave woman in Warsaw, Poland just before and during the Nazi occupation in 1939, of a young Japanese-American girl interred in the camps in the United States immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and of the “comfort women” in Japanese-occupied Korea during the war, to name but three.

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