Tu/Th 11:00-12:30 210 Dwinelle Instructor: Layla Forrest-White

Daughters: we all either are one or know one. And yet, unlike those other familial categories—mother / father / son—the position and role of the daughter is fairly unexamined. In this class, we will read about many different daughters, dutiful—Shakespeare’s Miranda—and not—Sophocles’ Electra. While “daughter” is a relational name, and we will consider her status with regards to others, we will also attempt to consider the daughter herself, as an isolated concept and being.

As this is an R1B, we will practice reading short, theoretical texts that, in addition to daily writing workshops, will help improve argumentative writing all while preparing for the class’s final research paper.