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Folklore (FLR)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
Folklore, College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  FLR 370   Folklore and Sexuality >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
Examines intersections of folklore and sexuality as entry points for discussing social issues of sexual and gender identity, intolerance, and resistance. Offered alternate years.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Gilman LHomepage Office:   447 Plc
Phone:   (541) 346-3967
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Course Description
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  36141 2 40 1400-1520 tr 146 HED Gilman L Additional Web Resources Available

Final Exam:

1230-1430 r 6/11 146 HED
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 5:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
April 6:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 6:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 8:   Add this course
April 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
Studying folklore as it occurs in day-to-day life yields insight into contemporary realities. In this course, intersections between folklore and sexuality will provide entry points for examining contemporary social issues relating to sexuality, including sexual identities, courting practices, sexism, pride, violence, body image issues, and resistance. We will examine a number of folklore forms, including jokes, contemporary legends, children's rhymes, children and youth games, fairy tales, beauty pageants, body modification, quilting, that express overt sexual content. We will consider the multiple messages about sexuality that are expressed through these forms by attending to the context in which they take place. By examining the relationship between context, identity, meanings, and functions, we will unravel prevalent ideas about sexuality in contemporary United States as well as identify ways in which individuals and subcultures contest these ideas to create alternative identities, value systems, and ultimately challenge existing norms.

This course is a group-satisfying course in arts and letters: it creates meaningful opportunities for students to engage with modes of inquiry that define the discipline of folklore. Students will engage with theoretical and methodological perspectives that define the discipline, such as ethnographic research methods and theories of performance, identity, and power. Students will apply the methodological and theoretical perspectives gained in the course in their interpretations of readings and their own original research.

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