American Protest Literature: Paine & Wheatley to the Present

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

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.

 

Additional Information

Faculty: John Stauffer
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Mon, Wed, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. ET
ENGLISH 175PL