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    Otterbein University
  Feb 20, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 3501 - Inscribing the Body: Sexual Identity in Contemporary German Women’s Fiction

Hours: 4
This course will explore the fiction of German-language women authors in English translation whose prose confronts issues of sexuality and identity formation from the pre-feminist period to the present. Course texts will focus on unconventional and experimental conceptions of the self in relationship and investigate the implications of these for both feminist theory and women’s studies in German-speaking Europe and the United States. Through these authors, we will make relevant connections between the German and American women’s movements of the 1960s and 1970s through the “post-feminist” period of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Works by canonical authors on postwar identity politics as well as sexually explicit novels by lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual writers from popular culture will be included.
Notes: This course fulfills the dyad requirement when paired with one course from among ARTH 3300, COMM 4100, FMST 3281, INST 3504, INST 4011, WGSS 3010, WGSS 4026.