ENGL 126

Forbidden Love

From Renaissance poems bemoaning chastity to modern novels confessing illicit rendezvous, literature has both shaped and reflected our understanding of love and sexuality. Most notably, forms of desire disdained by society have found expression in the imaginative space of literature. This course will investigate literary and filmic representations of these forbidden loves, with particular attention to the works’ literary and social ramifications. May be counted as a discipline-based core course toward the minor in gender studies. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.2, V.5