2016-2017 University Catalog

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ENGL 4385

Literature and Gender.

Three semester hours.

An introduction to literature that explores issues of gender and sexuality. The course examines questions of canonicity, difference, equality, and sexuality, and how these issues are represented in literary and other cultural contexts. Special attention will be paid to the intersections of gender with sexuality, race, class, ability, and nationality. Sample topics include women’s literature, queer literature, literature and masculinity, or desire in literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Three hours of one 3000-level ENGL course with a “C” or better or consent of instructor.

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