ENGL3585The Body in Modern British Literature (O)3 ch (3C) [W]
Many visceral notions — that is, ideas about bodies — may seem new to us; transgender, mental health, feminism, anti-racism, and bioethical concerns come to mind. Yet modern British texts anticipate many of these fields and often do so with scant emphasis on social acceptability. Our course will focus on bodily matters as they appear in modern British poetry, drama, and prose: desire, illness, technology, emotion, gender, race, species, suffering, pleasure, etc.