Marriage at the turn of the twentieth century נישואין בתחילת המאה ה-20
Advance Course קורס בחירה
Is marriage simply a romantic and intimate bond between two consenting people? This course explores the ways in which the nation institutes and maintains a certain social order, allocates and regulates the distribution of property and rights in society, defines citizenship, draws racial lines and prescribes gender roles through the institution of marriage. We will read a variety of literary works from the turn of the twentieth century in the context of changing marriage laws and conventions, and will trace the ways in which literature portrays and challenges the connection between love, marriage and the nation.
Kate Chopin, The awakening
Henry James, The Bostonians
Willa Cather, O Pioneers!
Mourning Dove, Cogewea, The Half Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Ruth Underhill, from Papago Woman
Nella Larsen, Passing
Short stories by Pauline Johnson, John Oskison, Onoto Watana, Abraham Cahan, Charles Chesnutt.