Every day human beings pass, that is, exchange one identity for another: African Americans become Caucasians; Jews opt for identifying as Gentiles; the poor and socially low transform into the rich and well-connected; women live and work as men; those called disabled fit themselves into the one-size-fits-all model. This class will consider the many narratives of crossing over, be they fictional or actual stories of lives lived-and those left behind. Among authors likely to be assigned are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nella Larsen, and Alison Bechdel; films such as "Some Like It Hot" might also be included. Satisfies the Twentieth Century and later requirement. This course may fulfill the global or minority literatures requirement for students who declare an English major in the fall 2021 semester and beyond.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU IS; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EL TC; EL GML