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Literature of Protest and Complaint
COL 115
Fall 2007 not offered

This seminar will explore literary expressions of resistance, revulsion, and protest -not only in a political sense (though that, too, will be considered), but especially in the ways that literature can turn private or local grievance into a much larger opposition to cosmic injustice. Our approach will be both historical and rhetorical. We will trace, first of all, how such writing has developed from the Bible to the 20th century. But we will also ask broader questions about how literature seeks to persuade us in its objections, in its refusal to accept the world as it stands.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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