This interdisciplinary course surveys the history of manhood in America from the seventeenth century through the Oscar Wilde trial of 1895. In addition to reading literature and history, students will analyze and discuss letters and diaries, as well as some of the most controversial paintings and photographs of the nineteenth century. The course will explore the emergence of male homosexuality as a category of self-identification and the history of homo-social relationships more generally, particularly in times of war and in the context of American industrialization.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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