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FYSE1372

The Personal & the Political

The Quiet American’s Book of Laughter and Forgetting the Thing around your Neck: The Personal and the Political
If one of the ideas behind the famous 1960s statement “the personal is political” is to suggest that how we conduct ourselves in our private lives can affect structures of power in society at large, the reverse is also true. The political/social/cultural systems in which we live affect, if not determine, the kinds of relationships we have with other people. In this seminar we will explore some of these reciprocities in works of fiction by Graham Greene, Milan Kundera, Virginia Woolf, Chimamanda Adichie, E. M. Forster, with some complementary readings in political theory. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP CW LIT

Sections

Fall 2012

FYSE1372A-F12 Seminar (Kramer)