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Domesticity and Gender in 19th-Century American Literature and Culture
ENGL 265
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 257, AMST 273

The course will explore literary and cultural questions about the representation of domesticity and gender in works by Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Sarah Grimke, Catherine Sedgwick, Margaret Fuller, Fanny Fern, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, and Susan Glaspell. We will also read selections from women's rights periodicals, Fourierist critiques of the family, ladies fashion magazines, phrenological advice books, and contemporary medical texts. Secondary readings include historical research on mid-19th-century family life, sexuality, and sex roles. Our study of historical context may include a field trip to Sturbridge Village. The course will conclude with some texts written in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)

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