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Archive for November, 2015

We’re going to finish the course with another of my all-time favorite books to teach. Heart of Darkness is not long, but it is dense, intense, and has impacted literary history far beyond its short length. You may have even encountered the story before, filtered through other media!) So who is the mind behind this […]

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As our lens into the conflicted era at the end of the century, we’re going to look at the most important and divisive political controversy, the Dreyfus Affair in France. For our main reading on this, use the web site on the Affair made by the French Ministry of Culture. It’s sort of like an online […]

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We’ve come a long way since the French Revolution! Those first stirrings of radical democracy have since broadened and become systemic. Though many of the attempts we have seen at establishing liberal democracy and republican forms of government have failed, in general the march of progress (which is how they understood it at the time) […]

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Hi everyone! We are doing things a little differently this week, with a dedicated week to start researching your final papers. Your assignment this week is to: Either here in the comments, or in a personal email to me, propose your topic for the final paper. Take a look around the web to see what […]

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