Desire and the Marketplace

0810F [CRN: 15124]

Studies love and desire as the interplay between men, women, and money in mercantilized societies, in seventeenth century Japan, eighteenth century England, nineteenth century France, and twentieth century Africa. Novels featuring female protagonists by Saikaku, Defoe, Flaubert, Emecheta and Bâ, readings in economic and feminist theory, and visual art--Japanese woodcuts, Hogarth, nineteenth century French painting, West African arts. LILE
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