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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 414 Political Thought through Literature

In this course we will study some dimensions and themes of politics that can be reached by literature differently than by traditional works of political theory. We will read classic texts and think about their political meanings, understanding politics in its broadest sense. Works that may be treated in the course include Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country, Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, and Don Dellilo, White Noise. Satisfies exposure to political theory subfield. [W]


GOVT 104 or permission of instructor


J. Miller