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CS92PROD
Staging Race in Early Modern England
ENGL 280
Spring 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 320, CHUM 289, THEA 290

This course analyzes the dramatic representation of race in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We will examine the historical emergence of race as a cultural construct in relation to related conceptions of complexion, the humoral body, gender, sexuality, and religious, ethnic, and national identity. Readings focus on three racialized groups: Moors, Jews, and Native American "Indians." After reading the play-texts in relation to the historical moment in which they were first produced (using both primary and secondary sources) we will 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)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on OCT-20-2019
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