This course is designed to study a topic in depth aiming to model approaches to literary criticism and research methodology that will culminate in the students' final research portfolio project. This fall we will be studying the interplay between history and memory, and the construction of gendered identities as represented in early 20th century peninsular literature. We will focus the construction of gender and sexuality and its roots in the medical discourse during Spain's Second Republic (1931-1939). We will consider both liberal and conservative viewpoints as well as contemporary perspectives. Finally, we will consider how political ideas change over time.
Completion of Area II required prior to enrollment. Limited to juniors and seniors. Priority will be given to majors, then minors. (Fall 2016)