This seminar uses contemporary fiction to explore the intersection between literary and legal studies, with a particular focus on race and gender. Through literature and some film, the seminar examines the role of law in the structure of conflict, personal relationships, social hierarchy and social change, with attention to privilege, perspective, and voice. Authors include Margaret Atwood, Richard Wright, Kazuo Ishiguro, Aravind Adiga, Toni Morrison, Ursula Hegi, and Nella Larsen.
Grades will be determined from class participation, weekly response papers, and final paper pursuing a theme from the course.
|Course Areas of Practice|
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law
Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession