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Staging Race in Early Modern England
ENGL 280
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 320

This course aims to historicize the representation and staging of race in early modern England. We will examine the emergence of race as a cultural construct in relation to related conceptions of complexion, the humoral body, gender, sexuality, and religious, ethnic, and cultural identity. Readings will focus in particular on three racialized groups: Moors, Jews, and native American "Indians." We will first read the play-texts in relation to the historical contexts in which they were produced (using both primary and secondary sources) and then consider their post-Renaissance performance histories (including literary, theatrical, and film adaptations).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-21-2014
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