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    Dec 08, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

WGSS-319 Imagined Bodies: Interpreting Race and Gender in the Long Eighteenth Century (3)


This course studies the early modern body as a site where ideologies of property, gender, race, and class operate to (re)organize society in the anglophone Atlantic world. By reading critical theory, novels, and other primary source documents, students examine the body politics of creating a body politic. Topics covered include family systems; the history of sexuality and reproduction; and the body disciplined under slavery and capital. AU Core Habits of Mind: Cultural Inquiry. AU Core Integrative Requirement: Diversity and Equity. Crosslist: LIT-319 .