WOMENSTD 314 - Gender and Sexuality Studies in Literature
Section: 001 Renaissance Sexualities
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Why were the writers of the English Renaissance so obsessed with sex? What did they and the people reading, seeing, and hearing their work think about sex and sexuality? The fundamental premise of this course is that understanding what they thought of sex then can help us understand what we think of it now. By reading widely in early modern English literature, we will trace some of the contours of historical thought about desire, love, sex, marriage, infidelity, friendship, intimacy, identity, pleasure, violence, gender, race, and religion. A substantial portion of the course will be concerned with female-female and male-male homoeroticism. By the end of the course, we will have a thick sense of the ways in which early moderns used literature to work through the day-to-day processes of thinking, wanting, having, liking, and disliking sex — a thick sense, that is, of the sex lives of the early moderns.

WOMENSTD 314 - Gender and Sexuality Studies in Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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ISBN: 0719088054
Galatea, Author: John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg., Publisher: Manchester University Press Revels stu 2012
ISBN: 1472520521
Edward II., Author: Christopher Marlowe ; edited by Stephen Guy-Bray., Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama 3rd editio 2014
ISBN: 0822221497
The compleat Female Stage Beauty, Author: Jeffrey Hatcher, Publisher: Dramatist's Play Service 2006
ISBN: 0393927628
As you like it : authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism, Author: William Shakespeare ; edited by Leah S. Marcus., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 1st ed. 2012
ISBN: 0393976157
William Shakespeare, Othello : authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism, Author: ed. by Edward Pechter., Publisher: Norton Norton cri 2004
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