Anglo-American Masculinities Through the Great War|
Spring 2010 not offered
This interdisciplinary course surveys the history of manhood in Britian and America from the 17th century through the First World War, with attention given to our own time as well. In addition to reading literature and history, students will analyze and discuss letters and diaries, as well as some of the most controversial paintings and photographs of the 19th century. The course will explore the emergence of male homosexuality as a category of self-identification and the history of homosocial relationships more generally, particularly in times of war and in the context of industrialization.
This course requires students to spend considerable time evaluating and interpreting primary sources: images, objects, documents. The course also requires students to write critically and imaginatively about primary as well as secondary sources¿e.g., articles and books written by modern historians.
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Stanhope, Philip Dormer, LORD CHESTERFIELD'S LETTERS
Douglass, Frederick, NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Franklin, Benjamin, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Fussell, Paul, THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN MEMORY
Gardner, Alexander, GARDNER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR
Graves, Robert, GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT
Melville, Herman, BILLY BUDD AND OTHER STORIES
Boswell, James, BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL, 1762-1763
Roosevelt, Theodore, THE ROUGH RIDERS
Tóibín, Colm, THE MASTER
White, Edmund, MY LIVES
Wilde, Oscar, DE PROFUNDIS
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Weekly presentations, two short papers, a midterm and final essay.
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