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Literature Before 1660: Drama Queers Before Modernity

ENGL 1020.401
crosslisted as: GSWS 1043
instructor(s):
TR 10:15-11:44am
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major

 

This course will examine queer embodiment, subjectivity, characterization, and acts in premodern drama. Starting with classical examples, the class will mainly focus on early modern English drama in its historical and political context. While our primary focus will be on sexuality and gender, we will explore the ways sexuality intersects with religion, race, and class in dramatic literature. Two short essays and a final paper.