We examine feminist and queer thought in a variety of global and historical contexts. Faculty specialize in literature, history, anthropology, classics, medicine, film, politics, and rhetoric.
Created by students in the First Year Seminar: Representing Equality (Fall 2015).
The SWAGS Department recognizes the need to balance academic freedom of thought and choice of material with the sensitivities of our teachers and students.
Upon graduation a SWAGS major should have mastered an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the creation, meaning, function, and perpetuation of gender in human societies, both past and present.
Explore the issues involved in the social and historical construction of gender from a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.
Drawing on a wide range of texts, we will examine the chasm between the "popular" and the literary, as we uncover how representations of love and courtship vary in both genres.
In this course we'll examine novels that question race, class, gender and empire in both their subject matter and their narrative form.