Spring 2012 not offered
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.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FGSS)