FLR370 201403 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2015
Course: 
FLR 370
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Folklore & Sexuality
Department Section Description: 

The central question that will guide class discussions and assignments is what does contemporary folklore suggest/reveal about sexuality (attitudes, behaviors, identities) in Eugene and the U.S. in 2015? We will examine a wide range of folklore forms that comprise explicit and implicit sexual content as our entry point for exploring how normative and transformative ideas about sexuality are constituted, perpetuated, and resisted among and between various groups in the United States. Central themes include folklore and heteronormative sexuality, multiplicities of sexual identities, relationships between sexuality and other categories of identity, sexuality and violence, and resistance and transformation.