Gender of Modernism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Gender and Modernism

Spring 2019

Taught By: Anne Margaret Daniel

Section: A

CRN: 6974

Credits: 4

This course considers how modernist expression and technique in Britain and America developed around issues of sexuality and gender. We will focus on the writing and performance of queer sexuality and the "open secret," hard-boiled masculinity and the context of WWI, new forms of women's sexual liberation on the heels of Victorian constraint, and women's blues expression and its racial constraints. We will define writing as a gendered and sexed activity in its cultural, social, racial, economic, and artistic contexts. Texts and artists will include, The Portrait of a Lady, "The Beast in the Jungle," The Good Soldier, A Room of One's Own, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, the music of Bessie Smith and Josephine Baker, Passing, Giovanni's Room, The Sun Also Rises, Casablanca, and Nightwood. We will also read several key texts in the theory and history of gender and sexuality.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:45pm 9/21/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019