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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


COLT 46.03 Writing Kinship

This course will explore the intersections of literary and familial structures in social and psychological contexts. It will study ideologies which both support and contest the family's cultural hegemony. Individual offerings might concentrate on mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, family romances, marriage, family and society. Readings will range from myth and fairy tale to some of the great family novels or dramas.

Patriarchy has become so embedded in the fabric of our society that its processes have become invisible; and yet we see its traces in fictional literature on family. This literature course will help us to understand how kinship bonds are formed, become burdened, and are rebuilt. We will analyze fiction from various time periods and literary traditions, focusing on structural, psychoanalytic, and feminist and gender studies perspectives.

Distributive and/or World Culture

LIT; WCult: CI

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.