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Hellen Lee
English Department


ENGL 185I Contemporary American Fiction by Women

In this course, we will read four novels written during the 1990s as a means to examine U.S. labor and culture. We will study these fictional accounts as a means to investigate the ways in which women’s labor is connected to American immigration policies, women’s rights movements, and various civil rights movements and has an impact on sweatshops, farm labor, service industries, sex trades, and food service.  We will analyze the varying socio-cultural contexts in which laboring women have fought for solidarity.