School Daze

by John J. Miller

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix identifies some of this semester’s craziest courses. A sample:

“Interrogating gender: Centuries of dramatic cross-dressing” is offered this fall at Swarthmore College. It’s set to tackle such pressing matters as:

“Do clothes make the man? Or the woman? Do men make better women? Or women better men? Is gender a costume we put on and take off? Are we really all always in drag? Does gender-bending lead to transcendence or chaos? These questions and their ramifications for liminalities of race, nationality and sexuality will be our focus in a course that examines dramatic works from The Bacchae to M. Butterfly.”

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