Importance Of Women In Literature

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Several years ago, as an undergraduate double major student in English education and Literature in English, I wondered why women writings seem to be an overlooked subject. Out of curiosity, a long term research into women’s experience, culture, and society explored through the lens of postcolonial, feminist, social and cultural theories was born. Through this research I have learned that oppressive cultural aspect of gender relationships, especially between women is something that is being dismissed and narratives about women were exclusively written by the male authors of West African literature, especially in early post-colonial writings, and the narratives included the depiction and prescription of relationship between women which was largely …show more content…
My graduate study has enabled me the opportunity to dig deep into my interests in feminist theory, post-colonial African literature, especially women and women writers, popular culture (film and music), and cultural theory. My thesis is on the writings of Buchi Emecheta and Mariama Ba (how they situate agency, narratives about women and culture in their works). With abundant top-notch faculty (include names), an excellent reputation, and unmatched research facilities in my field, your graduate program is exactly what I need to help me become a qualified scholar and teacher in the future. It would be a great honor if I can study in the Comparative Literature graduate program in Fall of 2017, by which time I would have graduated from the English department at New Mexico Highlands University, where I have had the privilege of working with excellent faculty members who have helped greatly to hone my research skills and I developed my critical analytical skills. I also gained a substantial amount of knowledge in literary theories, research methodologies, postcolonial and feminist theories. Given the right academic atmosphere, which I strongly believe your school will provide, I have an amazing potential for growth. If you look at my academic transcript, there is a distinct upward pattern to my GPA. I finished my undergraduate …show more content…
I have kept my dream of bagging a PhD in other to contribute my quota to academic development of student at the post high school, and although, it took me almost seven years because of financial obstacles to get on my way, the dream is becoming real. I am admitted into the Comparative Literature program; I am sure will be one of the best students within a short time. My research is an original and unique rough diamond that will contribute immensely to the study of African and cultural discourse in the academic world. I believe that I am a strong candidate for a PhD because I am likely to be more successful and effective in my professional field. I have gained competence through the years in terms of my research and career. I have been teaching both English language, literature, writing and composition altogether post elementary and high school for nine

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