This course engages students in the study of literature from the standpoint of politics. Questions to be explored may include the following: what can literary study teach us about justice, freedom, and sovereignty? What role has literature played in political struggles such as those connected to settler colonialism, inequality, and climate change? How do the techniques of literary criticism draw from or contribute to political analysis? What would it meant to read a literary artwork as a form of political theory - or as a political act?


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework including 6 credits of 100 or 200-level ENGL

Course Notes

ENGL 332 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements. ENGL 332 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

For the focus of the course each term, see the "Courses" page on the English Department website.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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