About ENGL 1270 A

Courses examine the representation and construction of gender and sexuality in literature. Representative topics: Gender, Sexuality and Identity in American Poetry. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Cross-listed with: GSWS 1620.


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Section Description

In this introduction to American poetry special consideration will be given to poets/poetic movements seeking to establish, interrogate, and complicate identity through the lens of gender and sexuality. We will explore representations of the body and desire in the expanded canon of American poetry from 1855 from to the present. This is a literature class with a creative writing component. Students will practice and develop their own individual poetic voice as they use creativity to think critically about gender, sexuality, and identity. Assignments include creative responses, a presentation, and a final that includes both a critical paper and a short poetry manuscript. Active, inspired, and thoughtful class participation is expected of students in this course.

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