2021-2022 Curriculum Catalog

LIT 325 Literature and Power: (subtitle)

In this course, students will investigate the dialogic relationship between power and literature, in which literature reflects and represents structures of power and also works to bolster, shift, or undermine these same power dynamics. Students will examine the workings of power in terms of ideology, discourse, and physical acts. The course may look broadly at power related to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, class, religion, disability, education, language, and/or politics, or at a specific manifestation of these categories (women writers of the Medieval period, constructions of race in the Caribbean, configurations of "madness" in the Gothic novel).




LIT 201, LIT 211, LIT 220, or instructor permission

Course Tags

HUM; additional tags vary by offering


This course is repeatable for credit