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Historical Literature: Comparative Histories of Sex, Gender, and Colonialism


About the Course:

This graduate reading course is intended to introduce students to the histories of sex, gender, and colonialism through a comparative lens. Though the main focus will be the connected histories of British colonial rule in Australasia, Canada, the Cape Colony, the Carribean, Ireland, and India, attention will also be paid to historical parallels with French, Spanish, and American colonialism. Students will interrogate themes that transcend these geographical spaces to explore how notions of civilization, intimacy, and empire shaped (and were shaped by) the colonial order of people and things.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Jarett Henderson   

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