October 19th, 2009
Carol Shields, Jane Austen, Virginia Wolfe
Carol Shields Why did she feel compelled to write that particular biography.
She was born in 1935 in Chicago, married a Canadian engineer. Moved to Canada and raised 5
children, she tau
Virginias sister, Vanessa, was a prominent friend and ally, and had other relationships she
established with female composer at the time.
Virginias literary creativity (reinvention of form), in her early fictions, you notice a stream of
October 5th, 2009
EN 3150 A
*Mini essay; on a favourite woman writer, woman in literature (can be a character), alive or
dead, fictional or non-fictional, not on the course!
She wants who influences you individually. *
Virginia Wolf(e) one of the major fi
October 26th, 2009
There were several influences for her, Canadian critical theorist N. Frye
Margaret Atwoods (note if that is right spelling, sorry) subject has been partly and largely
female alienation; her books often explore the psychology of
November 30th, 2009
Johan August Strindberg - born 21 years (1849) after Ibsen, son of a servant and shipping agent
who had other illegitimate sons with other women. His father married his mother only 2 months
prior to his birth and he did live in
November 23rd, 2009
Hedda: later play than Dollhouse, and when Ibsen was well-known, this was happening by 1891.
What he wanted to do is depict human emotions and destiny upon groundwork of life during his
time. Ibsen, some of the characters were
November 16th, 2009
Gibson first male writer we are learning about.
Gibsons writing was based on 19th century Norway, very conservative society; it is regional and
remains within itself (parochial). His father wanted him to be a doctor or a pharma
November 2nd, 2009
Kate Chopin was born into the Aristocracy, thus having privileges. 1870 Married Oscar Louis
Showman and had 6 children. After his sudden death she assumed the management of family
plantation. 1884 she returned to
January 25th, 2010
Look Back In Anger John Osborne
Born in 1929 in England
Father commercial artist
Began to write plays in the capacity of an actor, first in 1950
His name was established by Look Back in Anger
Kitchen sink school of drama fo
January 18th, 2010
Sharon Pollock Doc
She is a very tough n outspoken and prolific Canadian playwright, tuned into the ignored
and the oppressed.
She was born 1936 in New Brunswick, daughter of much esteemed physician (Model for
She had a
January 11th, 2010
About a young girl, about to start high school.
Mother encouraging her daughters education, open for womens rights.
First feels isolated at school
Mum encouraging her to work for a scholarship.
They treat the girl we
AP/EN 3150 6.0
Women in Literature
Prof. Patricia Keeney
January 11, 2016
First Term Take-Home Exam
1. "I have such a huge desire to say - to hell and be damned. - Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's
This quote, from Act I, is the first in