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Staging Race in Early Modern England
ENGL 280
Spring 2012 not offered
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 first produced (using both primary and secondary sources), and then consider their post-Renaissance performance history (including literary, theatrical, and film adaptations).

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: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FGSS)(THEA)

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