Experiences of Conflict
The course analyzes selected novels that deal with personal and collective experiences of conflict in conjunction with paired political science readings. It focuses on literary representations of conflict in selected cases including Bosnia, the partition of India and Pakistan, Nigeria, Canada, and the U.S.A. It gives students a practical understanding of the human dimensions of conflict and explores possibilities for personal and social resistance to injustice and violence. Special attention is paid to questions of identity formation and moral choice in contexts of war and nationalism.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA.
POL208H1 or POL208Y1 or POL209H5 or POLB80H3 or POLB81H3