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Histories of Race & Sexuality

ENGL 5980.401
also offered as: COML 5980/GSWS 5980
Wednesday 1:45-4:44pm


Requesting that undergrad registration is by permit only.


This class consists of two mini-seminars, each focusing on the histories of race and sexuality in premodern England, and the literature and cultural texts that were shaped by, and in turn shaped these histories. Taken together, the two seminars will explore key texts that show how racial and sexual identities were mutually constitutive, and how they were shaped by English contact with other parts of the world, as well as changing class relations within England. Through these histories, the seminars will seek to interrogate and revise theories of race and sexuality. 


English Major Requirements
  • Literature Seminar pre-1700 (AEB7)
  • Literature Seminar pre-1900 (AEB9)
  • Sector 1 Theory and Poetics (AETP)
  • Sector 2 Difference and Diaspora (AEDD)
  • Sector 3 Medieval/Renaissance (AEMR)
English Concentration Attributes
  • Gender/Sexuality Concentration (AEGS)
  • Medieval/Renaissance Concentration (AEMC)
  • Theory & Cultural Studies Concentration (AETC)
College Attributes
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