Frustrated Heroines

The social and sexual frustration of women has been the subject of many excellent English language novels. Various women such as the Bronte sisters, George Eliot, and most recently Jung Chang, have translated these experiences into great works of literature. In this course we focus on the heroines of their works, women from different social backgrounds and periods of history, all coping in various ways with the limitations society has placed on them.

Course Tutor
Susannah Fullerton

Supplied Course Material
A Bronte, Agnes Grey
G Eliot, Middlemarch
M Franklin, My Brilliant Career
B Mahmoody & W Hoffer, Not Without My Daughter
J Chang, Wild Swans
Course Booklet

Units & Pricing
5 units / $68 per person

Course Code for Enrolment

Getting Started
1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. There are many existing groups that welcome new members. If you wish to start a new group to suit your situation WEA can help you, please note that a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
2. Arrange the meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

How to Enrol
1. First check the availability of your selection by contacting WEA Sydney. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices).
2. Indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.
3. Download and fill out a copy of the WEA Sydney Discussion Group Program Enrolment Form and send it to the Discussion Group Co-ordinator to enrol.

Please note that additional postage (Cash on Delivery) for receiving course material will be required.