ENGL 27500 Gender: Body, Mind, and Power

GE-Human Culture: Literature/Human Diversity How much of who we are as women, men, boys, and girls is influenced by our biology, our chromosomes? How much are the roles we perform as sons, daughters, wives and husbands dictated by social expectations and norms? And where do free will, choice, and our own thoughts and feelings come into play when we think about gender? Through the literature introduced in this course, you will explore the intersection of gender, race, class, and sexual orientation. You will investigate how cultural dynamics and power structures attempt to control and restrict gender expressions, and how various characters throughout these works respond: by submitting, by loving, by resisting.




ENGL 15000 or EPP 15000 with a C or better.