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    Winston-Salem State University
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

LLS 1316 - Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Texts

Credits: 3 hrs.
What is gender?  How are gender and thoughts on gender depicted in 20th century literature and film?  What social, political, and economic implications impact sexual identity and (accepted) expressions of sexuality?  How are these implications depicted as well?  This seminar investigates how we “talked” about sexuality and gender in the 20th century and what we may anticipate in the 21st century.  Central to the course is the identification of setting, social attitudes, and cultural beliefs as key determinants of gender and sexuality discourses found in literature and film.  At times, we will read or view other pieces – scholarly and popular writings, plays, and music videos – to measure any continuities or disruptions in the depictions of subjects such as sex versus gender, gender roles, power / control, homoeroticism / homosexuality, marriage, Black female sexuality, Black masculinity, and empowerment. Expected assignments include blogs, a literature review, a debate, and a “Talk Back” Journal.