This course examined intersections between cultural norms and values of the Southern United States with gender and related identity categories such as race, class, and sexuality. The course got students to consider ways that gender, race, class, and sexuality are complicated by and related to regional ideas, history, and identity. It also explored gender in the U.S. South in connection with other cultures of the Global South.
- Place: An Introduction by Tim Cresswell
- The Unvanquished by William Faulkner
- Southern Manhood: Perspectives on Masculinity in the Old South by Craig Thompson Friend
- Laboring Women by Jennifer Morgan
- A Mercy by Toni Morrison
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835 by Theda Perdue
- Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America: 1400-1850 by Sandra Slater and Fay A. Yarbrough
- South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume 1 by Majorie Spruill, etc al.
- Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South by Anthony E. Kaye
This is a blog post of all of my discussions posts for class and the prompts for the discussion.
This is my final project/ final exam for the course.