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Fictions of Consumption
ENGL 229
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 227

What is consumer culture and what does it have to do with literature and other forms of cultural production? This course is an introduction to the rise of consumer culture and to representations of that phenomenon in Europe and the United States from about 1850 to 1950. Our main areas of inquiry throughout the semester will be the principles of display and forms of visuality that characterize consumer culture; the gendered construction of the consumer; and the commodification of racial and ethnic identities.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
because students must engage critically with a range of written and visual texts, from a variety of disciplines
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)

Last Updated on MAY-29-2023
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