E330 – Gender in World Literature

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Description: The course focuses on gender representations and sexual politics in a wide range of literature from around the world. It will consider how historical and cultural processes in various geographical areas produce particular discourses about normative and non-normative sexual practices and gender roles. Students will read literary works from different genres located within specific national/regional contexts and historical moments that reinforce, interrogate, or complicate understandings of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality.

This course fulfills Category III on the checksheet and the upper division world literature requirement for English Education concentrators.