Krupa Shandilya (Section 01)
(Offered as ENGL 372 and SWAG 365) Do people the world over love in the same way, or does romance mean different things in different cultures? What happens when love violates social norms? Is the “romance” genre an escape from real-world conflicts or a resolution of them? This course analyzes romantic narratives from across the world through the lens of feminist theories of sexuality, marriage, and romance. We will read the heterosexual romance such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and popular romance author Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series, alongside queer films like Bros and trans-romances like Torrey Peters' Detransition, Baby . We will also pay attention to the Western romantic-comedy film, the telenovela, and the Bollywood spectacular.
Limited to 20 students. Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Shandilya.
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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: critical thinking, reading intensive, essay writing, and oral presentations.
Tu 01:00 PM - 03:45 PM WEBS 220
|Pride and Prejudice||Jane Austen||Amherst Books||TBD|
|In at the Deep End||Kate Davies||Amherst Books||TBD|
|It's in His Kiss||Julia Quinn||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Partners in Crime||Alisha Rai||Amherst Books||TBD|
|An American Marriage||Tayari Jones||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Detransition, Baby||Torrey Peters||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel||Casey McQuiston||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Lord of Scoundrels||Loretta Chase||TBD|
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.