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Syllabus

TERM 1
Gender, Race, Slavery
Week 1
Organisation and Module Introduction
Week 2

Theories of Gender and Identity

(plus a very brief history of the Americas)

Week 3 ‘Victorian’ Ladies and Passionlessness: Myth or Reality? (part 1)
Week 4

'Victorian' Ladies and Passionlessness: Myth or Reality? (part 2)

Week 5 Slavery, Sexuality and Violence in the American South (part 1)




Week 6 Reading week: No Seminar
Week 7 Slavery, Sexuality and Violence in the American South (part 2)
Week 8
Literatures 1
Week 9
Sexuality and Race in Colonial and 19th-Century Brazil and the Caribbean
Week 10

Foundational Fictions

TERM 2  Men, Women, Sexuality
Week 1
Representing the Nation: La Malinche and Guadalupe
Week 2
The Indigenous Beauty-Pageant
Week 3
Machismo
Week 4
Duelling and the Performance of Masculinity
Week 5
Sport

Week 6

Reading Week: No Seminar
Week 7
Legacies of Slavery?
Week 8
Literatures
Week 9 De Los Otros
Week 10

Literatures

TERM 3  Revision

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