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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 21004 - Empire Boys (pre 1900)

Course Credit: 1
Empire Boys This course interrogates gender models in 19th century literature and popular culture, with specific though not exclusive focus on masculinity. British models of manliness proliferated over the course of the 19th century as a result of industrialization, the growth of the mass media, and the rise of Empire; new models included muscular Christianity, the Sahib, the dandy, and the flaneur. Asking whether imperial models of masculinity continue to inflect gender roles today, we will explore a range of genres, including adventure and sensation novels, poetry and drama, popular culture, and literary and gender theory. [Before 1900]. [AH]