SUNY Oneonta

WLIT 380 Writing and Violence

3 s.h.

This course examines the relationships between writing / textuality and oppressive or violent behavior. Texts that deal with national or institutional aggression, individual acts of violence, or the intensity of problematic family relationships will come under consideration. World Literatures will be presented along with American narratives and films so that the thematic possibilities of the subject can be universally explored yet locally contextualized. (LA)

Prerequisites: COMP 200 or COMP 290; LITR 150; LITR 250; 6 s.h. 200-level courses in ALIT, ELIT, LITR or WLIT; or permission of instructor.

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