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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...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 6633 - NLIT 0807 A
  • Gordon, Terri
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 ...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 6610 - NLIT 0545 A
  • Birns, Margaret
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
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
Middlemarch For the 21st Century
Having passed the test of time, Middlemarch has become not simply a 19th century novel, but a novel for the ages. A masterpiece that has been described as a treasure house of detail, one of the few English novels written for grown-up people, and the greatest novel in the English language, Middlemarch is also a novel that both fulfills the promise of 19th century realism and anticipates the psychological innerness ...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 1892 - NLIT 0300 A
  • Birns, Margaret
Jun 03 - Jul 24
On Campus
Monday & Wednesday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Summer 2019
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