Gender Studies

Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff, Gender Studies, Spring 2014

Course Description:

This course is designed to offer interested students an opportunity to broaden their awareness and understanding of gender in contemporary American and global cultures in relation to the historical trajectories that shape and provoke current issues and events. The course provides a solid grounding in the critical understanding of both the representations of gender in texts of various media and the relationship of such representations to the culture that produces and receives them. A series of text selections, including primary and secondary essays of theory and criticism that explore particular ways of looking and primary texts of literature that contain representations to be analyzed, will be examined in their historical, intellectual, and literary contexts, considering a variety of critical approaches.

Required Texts:

Bradbury, Ray. “The Sound of thunder”. (available in PDF format online)

Clifford, Sir. Hugh. The Further Side of Silence. (available in PDF and digital format online)

Foss, Sonja., eds. Gender Stories; Negotiating Identity in a Binary World. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland Press, 2013.

Gaiman, Neil and P. Craig Russell. Sandman: The Dream Hunters. New York: Vertigo, 2009

Hemmingway, Ernest. Hemingway on Hunting. New York: Scribner, 2001.

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. London: Penguin Books, 2003.

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Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff, Gender Studies, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course is designed to offer interested students an opportunity to broaden their awareness and understanding of gender in contemporary American and global cultures in relation to the historical trajectories that shape and provoke current issues and events. The course provides a solid grounding in the critical understanding of both the representations of gender in texts of various media and the relationship of such representations to the culture that produces and receives them. A series of text selections, including primary and secondary essays of theory and criticism that explore particular ways of looking and primary texts of literature that contain representations to be analyzed, will be examined in their historical, intellectual, and literary contexts, considering a variety of critical approaches.

Required Texts:

Fences by August Wilson
Motion: American Sports Poems by John Edgar Wideman and Noah Blaustein (eds)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
A Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner by F.X. Toole

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