ENGLISH 313 - Topics in Literary Studies
Fall 2021, Section 003 - Race, Gender and Sexuality in Transatlantic Literature to 1830
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

This seminar investigates the rise of stereotypes, shared identities, and norms as they took shape in the first three centuries of European colonization of North America. How did the division of labor in the colonies produce ideas about race, gender, and sexuality? How did people understand their attractions and gender identities? When and why did categories like “black,” “red,” and “white” come to be universally understood? Readings will include Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko, Richard Ligon’s A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados, William Earle Jr.’s Obi, or the History of Three-Fingered Jack, private diaries, letters, and Native- and African-American memoirs. Assignments include a short essay on a text in class and a longer final essay that investigates the history of a keyword in the form of a traditional research paper or an online Storymap or Timeline exhibit.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include a short essay on a text in class and a longer final essay that investigates the history of a keyword in the form of a traditional research paper or an online Storymap or Timeline exhibit.

Schedule

ENGLISH 313 - Topics in Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
 In Person
27856
Open
7
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
30151
Open
9
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
  Hybrid
36432
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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