This course focuses on literature from around the world that testifies to political or social injustices and, through the act of testifying, poses some form of resistance. In reading fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry, students will look at many of the issues that surround the act of bearing witness: the erasure of identity and the break of narrative sequences that adheres in surviving and/or observing traumatic historical events and the healing (both cultural and individual) that can come through bearing witness. MU Core category: Social Justice. 4 crs.
This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.