Attitudes toward politics, economics, society, and history will be examined from works of fiction that directly criticize an existing society or that present an alternative, sometimes fantastic, reality. This will be a lecture/discussion class.
Section 1 of this class is designed for service learning. Students in Section 1 will go to a local senior center to discuss the readings with older people there. Sections 1 and 2 will have different weekly writing assignments, but otherwise, both sections will have the same class requirements.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Get these editions. The year of publication might be later than noted below, but make sure the translator and/or editor is the same--
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, THE ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE, J. M. Cohen, tr. (London: Penguin, 1950).
Johann Jakob Christoffell von Grimmelshausen, SIMPLICISSIMUS, Mike Mitchell, tr., ed. (Sawtry, U.K.: Dedalus, 1999).
Jonathan Swift, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, Claude Rawson and Ian Higgins, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
Voltaire, CANDIDE, John Butt, tr. (London: Penguin, 1947).
Alessandro Manzoni, THE BETROTHED, Bruce Penman, tr. (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972).
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly 2-page papers, and three 5-page papers.
|Instructor(s): Miller,Cecilia Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 26||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|
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