ENGH 591: Topics in Folklore Studies

ENGH 591-001: Folklore, Gender & Sexuality
(Fall 2020)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Online

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Section Information for Fall 2020

This course explores relationships between folklore, gender, and sexuality. We will use theories from folklore, feminism, and gender studies to analyze the role of folklore in the construction and negotiation of gender and sexual identities, how folklore can contribute to gender conflict, and how people use folklore forms to resist and contest gender and sexual inequities. We will take an intersectional approach, understanding that multiple axes of identity intersect in each individual to shape their distinct experiences with gender and sexuality. The focus will be primarily on diverse peoples within the U.S., though course discussions and assignments will expand to global perspectives. If the Covid19 pandemic is still dominating our lives in the fall, I will shift the focus of the course to ways that gender and sexuality intersect with people’s experiences and responses to the pandemic (through an analysis of folklore, of course).

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores folklore and folklife topics such as folk narrative and story telling, folklore and literature, folksong, and folk arts. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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