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Literature, Culture & Democracy
Power and Privilege in African and African Diasporic Literature
This course examines how African and African diasporic literary texts are connected to power and privilege. How has literature engaged with social and political power? What is the political potential of literary texts? What are their limits? In other words, how might literature generate, continue, and critique power and privilege? This course examines the complicated relationship between racial, ethnic and national i...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 1875 - NLIT 0761 A
  • Nichols, Eliza
Jun 03 - Aug 04
Online
Summer 2019
Andersen, Carroll, Wilde, and Rossetti
This course examines the work of three extraordinary and original authors whose enchanting stories teach people of all ages much about life, the imagination, and the mysteries of the human heart. Employing a double articulation that reaches both child and adult, these authors wrote fantasies that, like dreams, take us beyond the conventional idiom of ordinary reality into worlds of wonder and that allow us to explore...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 1890 - NLIT 0542 A
  • Birns, Margaret
Jun 03 - Aug 04
Online
Summer 2019
Mystery Masterworks
A fusion of gothic fiction and the detective story, the American “noir “ novel is both a distinctive contribution to the mystery novel and an impressive genre in its own right. Simultaneously dreamlike and realistic, the Noir Novel’s mean streets and nightmare alleys, along with their world-weary heroes and femme fatales have evolved into literary and cultural symbols with archetypal resonance. We will explore ...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 7092 - NLIT 0834 A
  • Birns, Margaret
Aug 26 - Dec 15
Online
Fall 2019
Ten Great Plays
The plays discussed in this course are milestones in the history of theater. We begin with classical tragedy, reading Sophocles’ Antigone. We then move to Shakespearean tragedy with Macbeth. We continue to European modernism with Ibsen’s A Doll House. Next we examine the Theater of the Absurd with Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano and Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The influential political theater of Brecht is represented by...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 7107 - NLIT 0802 A
  • Sussman, Herbert
Aug 26 - Dec 16
On Campus
Monday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Fall 2019
Other Worlds: Exploring the Critical Realms of Science Fiction
The development of science fiction as a literary genre is deeply connected to a history of colonialism and anthropological projects that sought to document contact with so-called primitive cultures. Students in this course will examine literary and filmic narratives concerning other worlds, bodies, and technologies within this historical legacy. In particular, we will discuss how science fiction writers explore sys...
Aug 27 - Dec 10
On Campus
Tuesday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Fall 2019
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A new kind of network.
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