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Historicizing Early Modern Sexualities

ENGL 349
Fall 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 350, CHUM 345
Course Cluster: Queer Studies

This course will examine recent historical and theoretical approaches to the history of sexuality in early modern English literature (ca. 1580-1680). Our focus will be the historical construction of sexuality in relation to categories of gender, race, religion, and social status in a variety of sources, both literary and nonliterary, verbal and visual, including poetry, plays, masques, medical treatises, travel narratives, and visual media. Topics covered include intersecting constructions of the sexed/gendered/racialized body; diverse sexual practices; sexual identities 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: ENGL201
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(ENGL)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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