Monday 21 July 2014

ENGL20482 Gender, Sexuality and the Body


ENGL20482 – Gender, Sexuality and the Body: Theories and Histories


The theoretical reading on the course will include material by early sex-radicals and campaigners (including Edward Carpenter and Marie Stopes), sexologists such as Havelock Ellis as well as texts by Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, and Judith Butler.  


Primary texts include:

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, v. 1

Marie Stopes, Married Love 
Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

Mary Renault, The Charioteer

Fay Weldon, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil


Overviews of some of the debates in the fields of gender and sexuality can be found in: 

Joseph Bristow, Sexuality
Mary Eagleton (ed.), Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader 

Donald E. Hall and Annamarie Jagose, eds.  The Queer Studies Reader
Annamarie Jagose, Queer Theory: An Introduction

Lynne Huffer, Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory
Toril Moi, Sexual/Textual Politics
Nikki Sullivan, An Introduction to Queer Theory
Jeffrey Weeks, Sexuality
____. Sexuality and Its Discontents: Meanings, Myths and Modern Sexualities
Elizabeth Wright, Psychoanalytic Criticism



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