19-20 ML2403: Gender and Clothing in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

'Gender and Clothing' will involve an examination of gender as it is expressed, maintained, or challenged by clothing. You will investigate a variety of Anglophone, Francophone, and German-language twentieth-century texts, including novels, poetry, fine art, and film, in which clothing and gender are closely linked. You will develop your analytical skills, and be encouraged to think critically and comparatively about texts and images. The course will further your academic skills, and sharpen your theoretical awareness.