ENGL 3240

ENGL 3240

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Blood is everywhere. From vampire shows to video games, our culture seems to be obsessed with it. The course examines the power of "blood" in the early modern period as a figure that continues to capture our imagination, not only as a marker of racial, religious, and sexual difference and desire, but also as a dramatic player in its own right. How does a politics of blood appear on stage when populations are being expelled and colonized for reasons (mis)understood in terms of blood? In the course of trying to answer this and other questions of blood, we will read plays by Shakespeare, Webster, Kyd, Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and Calderón de la Barca. Topics include honor, revenge, purity, the body, sexuality, conversion, and death. This course counts as a pre-1800 course for English majors.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

Comments This course may be used as one of the three pre-1800 courses required of English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16684ENGL 3240  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lorenz, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online