This course examines the rich tradition of "protest literature" in the United States. The focus is on civil rights; gender & women's rights; labor; and environmentalism. We explore how expressions of dissent have functioned as powerful "voices" of individuals and movements, and as aesthetic, political, and performative texts in specific contexts. And we examine how historical forms of dissent have shaped today's protests. Readings range from fiction, photography, and video to speeches, essays, poetry, and music.
Faculty: John Stauffer
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Mon, Wed, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. ET