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ENGL 6001 Male, Female, Other in Early Modern England (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Attempts by individuals and groups to create and police gender difference tell us more about the times in which they lived, the political and social views that moved them, than the “truth” of what makes someone male or female, masculine or feminine. In this seminar, we’ll be mining the spaces in between the more conventional views of gendered bodies and behaviors that prevailed in 16th- and 17th- century England—analyzing how the “Others” who did not fit neatly into dominant categories were represented in medical, dramatic, and other popular texts.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Caroline Bicks

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement for undergrads. Undergraduates wishing to enroll must contact the professor for permission.


Last Updated: 19-Jan-17