POLS 308 - Literature and Political Thought (4)

Examines the relationship between politics and literature. Readings include works of literature by writers chiefly known for their political writings (Machivelli and Montesquieu) and literary works that speak to central political issues (works by Shakespeare, Melville, Morrison, Kundera, DeLillo). Central questions include: What can literature teach us about political life and power? How can writing serve as a means of resisting or eroding power? Offered every other year.