ENGL 7741 Bodies/Borders (Spring: 3 )
How does twentieth-century American literature use the human body to map cultural and representational borders? In two sections on modern and contemporary American fiction, this course will focus on representations of the body to explore the cultural construction and dissolution of borders between subjectivity and embodiment, life and death, health and illness, whiteness and "color," individual and national identities. Course topics will include grief, ghosts, wounds, objects, trauma, violence, space, sexuality and technology. Texts may include fiction by Stein, Larsen, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, West, Morrison, Robinson, DeLillo, and Alexie.
Instructor(s): Laura Tanner
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13