Although with increasing education for women, published women’s writings became more common in the 19th century, British and American literature remained largely male dominated for decades to come. This survey course of literature by and about women will attempt to deal with this discrepancy. Emphasis is on changing voices and concerns of women as related in their writing. Students read, write about, and discuss representative samples of writing in the major traditions of women’s literature written in English. The course includes essay and journal writing, as well as a community-based research project.