Modernism, Gender, Sexuality

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Modernism, Gender, Sexuality

Spring 2022

Taught By: Julie Beth Napolin

Section: AX

CRN: 10839

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. This course satisfies the Gender Studies minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 12:51am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/11/2022