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Historicizing Early Modern Sexualities

ENGL 349
Fall 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 350
Course Cluster: Queer Studies

This course will examine recent historical and theoretical approaches to the history of sexuality in early modern English literature (c. 1580-1620). Our focus will be the historical construction of sexuality in relation to categories of gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, and social status in poetry and dramatic literature and other cultural texts, such as medical treatises, travel narratives, and visual media. Some of the topics we will cover include sexed/gendered/racialized constructions of the body, forms of sexuality prior to the homo/hetero divide, and the histories of pornography and masturbation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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