Week 1: Aims and scope of course. An introduction to feminist thought.
Week 2: Developments in women's writing and feminist criticism. Italian women writers. Dacia Maraini, Donna in guerra
Week 3: A social history of women in twentieth-century Italy. Dacia Maraini, Donna in guerra
Week 4: Italian women's movements from 1968. Italian feminist groups and relationship with left wing politics. Carla Lonzi 'Sputiamo su Hegel'
Week 5: Legal reforms and debates of 1970s: divorce, abortion, family law. Oriana Fallaci, Lettera a un bambino mai nato
Week 6: Reading Week
Week 7: Italian feminist theory. Elena Ferrante, L'amore molesto
Week 8: French psychoanalytic feminist theory and the representation of / relationship with the mother. Elena Ferrante, L'amore molesto
Week 9: Italian feminist thinkers: Cavarero and Muraro. Francesca Duranti, La casa sul lago della luna
Week 10: Questions of gender and genre. Francesca Duranti, La casa sul lago della luna
Term 3: Individual meetings to discuss portfolio