ENGH 400: Honors Seminar

ENGH 400-001: Literature and Human Rights
(Fall 2022)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Music Theater Building 1002

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Section Information for Fall 2022

This course focuses on the intersections between human rights and literature, particularly fiction. We will read novels that have human rights at their center in addition to some poetry, films, and secondary critical readings that deals with major debates relating to human rights and literature.  Among the issues we will consider are the historical origins of human right, the paradoxes that marks the regime of human rights, the relation between aesthetics and politics, the power and limitations of empathy, the ethics of representing the suffering of others.

ENGH 400 001 is open to students in English Honors. Please contact Professor Amireh (aamireh@gmu.edu) for permission to register.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Emphasizes growth in awareness of literary scholarship as a discipline, providing opportunity for advanced study in literary and cultural criticism. Covers variety of topics, including consideration of a literary period, genre, author, work, theme, discourse, or critical theory. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Open only to English department honors students.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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