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Literature, Culture & Democracy
The Literature of Forgiveness
Since the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in 1996, the question of forgiveness has become central to human rights discourse. In this course, we consider global political catastrophes and their consequences through a study of 20th-century novels and memoirs. We examine the Holocaust, South African apartheid, the Chilean military junta of General Pinochet, and the Rwanda genocide. We study no...
Jan 24 - May 09
On Campus
Thursday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2019
Virginia Woolf: The Luminous Halo.
In this course we will study one of the 20th centuries most important and influential modernist novelists. Considered the major lyrical novelist in the English language, Woolf’s innovations in the exploration of consciousness is one that allowed her to discard conventional limitations and explore a more-than-ordinary, reality , a reality in which life can lose its material aspect and become a mysterious “luminous ...
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
The Literature of Forgiveness
Since the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in 1996, the question of forgiveness has become central to human rights discourse. In this course, we consider global political catastrophes and their consequences through a study of 20th-century novels and memoirs. We examine the Holocaust, South African apartheid, the Chilean military junta of General Pinochet, and the Rwanda genocide. We study no...
Jan 24 - May 09
On Campus
Thursday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2019
Virginia Woolf: The Luminous Halo.
In this course we will study one of the 20th centuries most important and influential modernist novelists. Considered the major lyrical novelist in the English language, Woolf’s innovations in the exploration of consciousness is one that allowed her to discard conventional limitations and explore a more-than-ordinary, reality , a reality in which life can lose its material aspect and become a mysterious “luminous ...
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
The Female Gothic
Modern feminist critics are apt to dismiss the gothic novel, complaining that it portrays women as victims, frightened and powerless. Eighteenth-century critics, however, were of a different mind. As they saw it, such novels encouraged women to become "frisky"--in other words, too active for their own good. This course examines pre-Romantic and early Victorian Gothic novels in their immediate social and political con...
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
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