Spring 2016 - Graduate Course Description
Hatfield, Charles
Discipline and Number
HUSL 7372 Section 001
T Time 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Literature and Politics

Description of Course:

This seminar will explore a series of recent approaches to the relationship between literature and politics. AVAILABLE TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY.

Required Texts:

Clune, Michael W. American Literature and the Free Market, 1945-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 978-1107680654
Fields, Karen E. and Barbara J. Fields. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. London: Verso, 2012. 978-1781683132
Greenwald Smith, Rachel. Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015. 978-1107095229
Harvey, David. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005. 978-0199283279
Jones, Gavin. American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2009. 978-0691143316
Michaels, Walter Benn. The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2004. 978-0691126180
Nilges, Mathias and Emilio Sauri, eds. Literary Materialisms. New York: Palgrave, 2013. 978-1137339942
Reed Jr., Adolph, ed. Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and Our Retreat from Racial Equality. Boulder: Westview, 1999. 978-0813320519
Siraganian, Lisa. Modernism's Other Work: The Art Object's Political Life. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012. 978-0190255268
Warren, Kenneth W. What Was African American Literature? Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2011. 978-0674066298

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Weekly discussion questions; paper proposal; final paper

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