Fall 2021 - ENGL 417W D100
Seminar in Gender, Sexuality and Literature (4)
Class Number: 6517
Delivery Method: In Person
Advanced seminar on selected literary works as they intersect with and are shaped by issues of gender and/or sexuality. May be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Writing.
Rereading Nineteenth-Century Classics
In this course, you will read nineteenth-century classics that delve into issues of moral complexity and pivot on questions of gender and sexuality. These works explore fundamental questions behind human behaviour, choices, and responsibilities to reflect on how people should live and according to what values. You will read works that probe what it means to unleash monsters, to recognise prejudice, to reject moral norms, to become morally sovereign, and to sink into moral corruption and confusion. If literature is a moral gymnasium that allows us to think through feelings, actions, and values, then reading these works -- however historically distant in their approach to gender and sexuality -- can be a form of exercise for projecting ourselves in the world.
- Participation & Attendance 10%
- Reading and Writing Journal (4 entries @ 500 words] 30%
- Oral Presentation (1-2; 15 minutes + discussion) 30%
- Final Research Essay (2500 words) 30%
Assignments are subject to change.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (British; 1813) Broadview ISBN: 9781551110288 / 1551110288
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (British; 1818) Broadview ISBN: 9781554811038 / 1554811031
Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince (Caribbean; 1831) Penguin ISBN 9780140437492 (Facsimile edition also available on Canvas)
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (French; 1857) Penguin ISBN: 9780143106494 (Project Gutenberg e-book: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2413 )
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Irish; 1891) Broadview ISBN: 9781551111261 / 1551111268
Frances E. W. Harper, Iola Leroy (American; 1892) Broadview ISBN: 9781554813858 / 1554813859
You will be able to order directly from Broadview, either digital or print editions. More information forthcoming.
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