Future Shock: Contemp. Lit.

The ground-breaking “dystopian” novels of the 20th Century, such as Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World and Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, have produced an extraordinary

Writing on the Edge

For people marginalized from the mainstream American imaginary, movement is deemed unruly, but artists have creatively taken up ways to resist and take flight to

Black Women’s Writing

This course focuses on the ways in which in the past two centuries Black women writers have engaged with the intersection of Blackness and femaleness

Central Questions

When Hamlet asks, “To be, or not to be? That is the question,” he utters what has become, unfortunately, a clichÈ. In the context of

Mystery, Madness and Lies

This course will examine the importance of narrators to fiction. We will consider the function of the narrator as fundamental to how a reader interprets

The Art of Political Argument

Since the introduction of moveable type to Europe in 1450, political argument has been the common currency of public debate and democratic citizenship. Many of