EN6516 - Sexualities, Desire, and the Body in Modern British Literature

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Department of English
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Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Aims

This course aims to deepen students’ understanding of the changing depictions of sexuality and desire in modern British literature in relation to key topics including cosmopolitanism, domesticity, mass culture, obscenity, conservatism, homosexuality, feminism, and gender.  The course will enhance students’ understanding of the literary and historical contexts of modern British literature by introducing them to an array of texts from E.M. Forster, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, and Evelyn Waugh. It aims to draw attention to and interrogate the correlation between the revolutionary portrayals of sex and the body in British literature from 1901-1945 and the intellectual and aesthetic innovations that define the modernist period.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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