Medieval Masculinities (HIS2158.01)

Stephen Higa

In an age of knights in shining armor, celibate monks, and lovesick troubadours, what did it mean to be a man? In this course, we will investigate medieval constructions of gender (the roots of our modern Western gender systems) by exploring male privilege, male virtues, male desires, male relationships, and male bodies—sacred, profane, and queer. Students will be expected to complete weekly reading assignments (~150 pages) as well as a midterm paper and a final paper or project.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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