COML 3240

COML 3240

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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.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10703 COML 3240   SEM 101

    • MW Morrill Hall 107
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Lorenz, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person