Middlebury

WRPR 0323

The Rhetorics of Death

The Rhetorics of Death
In this course we will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. Are we, in some sense, immortal? Would immortality be desirable? How should the knowledge that I am going to die affect the way I live my life? What is the place of grief? The goal of this course is to examine creative approaches to these questions in Literature and Philosophy. The purpose of this examination is to enable deep reflections on a meaningful life when understanding that there is an end to it. We will engage in discussions and share our writing as a means of understanding “the good life.” Student writing will emerge from discussions of course texts.
Subject:
Writing and Rhetoric Program
Department:
Writing and Rhetoric Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP CW LIT PHL

Sections

Fall 2024

WRPR0323A-F24 Lecture

Fall 2023

WRPR0323A-F23 Lecture (Vila)