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ACE2352 Optimism and Pessimism: A Comparative Look at the Words of Maya Angelou and Sylvia Plath (Morning, online delivery only) is a Course

ACE2352 Optimism and Pessimism: A Comparative Look at the Words of Maya Angelou and Sylvia Plath (Morning, online delivery only)

Starts Jan 31, 2023

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Course Overview

Sylvia Plath is known mainly for the occasional poem on an exam paper and Maya Angelou has become a byword for survival but what were the other enduring aspects of these women and their writing? We will read one major work and various poems of each writer and contrast and compare their literary approaches while also learning about the American culture that formed them.

 

Course Schedule

Tuesdays 10.30-12.30 31 January to 7 March 2023

Location- Online via Microsoft Teams 

Closing date for applications Monday 23 January 

 

Week 1 The America in the mid Twentieth Century

Week 2 Maya Angelou

Week 3 I Know why The Caged Bird Sings

Week 4 Sylvia Plath

Week 5 The Bell Jar

Week 6 Comparative Analysis

 

Course Lecturer

Dr. Emma Bidwell. Lecturer for ACE short courses in UCC, MA in Women’s Studies and an independent scholar. Previous courses include Jane Austen, La Belle Epoque, Edna O’Brien and The Mitford Sisters.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.

Assessment

Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

 

Contact Details for Further Information

Email: shortcourses@ucc.ie