SEX AND REPRESENTATION

Elective Courses

CIMS 125 - SEX AND REPRESENTATION

COML 127 | GSWS 125
401 |SEM | |TR 12-1:30pm |Online SYNC

This course is offered online in synchronous format.

This course explores literature that resists normative categories of gender and sexuality. By focusing on figures writing from the margins, we will explore how radical approaches to narrative form and subject-matter invite us to think in new ways about desire and identity. We will read texts that blur the boundaries between fact and fiction, hybridizing the genres of poetry, drama, and autobiography to produce new forms of expression, such as the graphic novel, auto-fiction, and prose poetry. From Viriginia Woolf's gender-bending epic, Orlando, to Tony Kushner's Angels in America, this course traces how non-normative desire is produced and policed by social and literary contexts - and how those contexts can be re-imagined and transformed.

Fulfills Arts and Letters.

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