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
January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
June 3, 2021
In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of...
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies...
January 29, 2020
Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts &...