ENG315 201903 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2020
Course: 
ENG 315
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Women Writers' Cultures Topic: Transgender Humor
Instructors: 

Quinn Miller

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3978
  • Office: 447 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: Wednesday, 8-11am
Department Section Description: 

This course explores sexuality and self-expression by studying transgender comedy, including in poetry, novels, and digital performance. We will track queer media and critical race studies concepts and creative critical thinking skills that evolve out of the activist academic play represented in texts such as Casey Plett’s A Safe Girl to Love and Roz Kaveney’s Tiny Pieces of Skull.

Fulfills: 

IP

Multicultural, Identity, Pluralism, and Tolerance (IP) courses examine the social construction of collective identities, the emergence of representative voices from varying social and cultural standpoints, and the effects of prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination. The purpose of courses in this category is to analyze the general principles underlying tolerance, or the lack of it.

C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.

F-Gender/Ability/Queer Studies/Sexuality

Gender, Ability, Queer Studies, and/or Sexuality courses focus on the ways that issues of sexuality, gender, queerness, and disability are represented, critiqued, and developed in media and literature.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.