EN 8573: Selected Plays of Edward Albee

Edward Albee is one of America's foremost playwrights, and in this seminar we will center on six of his most notable plays:

In particular, we will explore Albee's representations of how libidinal politics intersects with and overlaps with the sex/gender system. From this perspective, we will examine not only such expected topics as subjectivity, gender, and masculinity/femininity, but we will also investigate such topics as suicide, incest, sadomasochism, and even bestiality.

The Goat


Who is Sylvia?


Assignments: at least two oral class presentations and one seminar paper (approx. 20 pages).