Honors Seminar: George Orwell (LIT4135.01)

Brooke Allen

Perhaps more than any other writer of his century, George Orwell (1903-1950) combined a penetrating political intelligence with significant literary gifts. In this class we will read most of Orwell’s novels (‘Burmese Days,’ ‘Keep the Aspidistra Flying,’ ‘Coming Up for Air,’ ‘Animal Farm,’ ‘1984’) and major non-fiction works (‘Down and Out in Paris and London,’ ‘The Road to Wigan Pier,’ ‘Homage to Catalonia’), along with a number of Orwell’s brilliant political and literary essays. There will be two major papers.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Please submit a writing sample by April 29. List will be posted May 6.
Credits: 4
T 4:10pm-6:00pm;F 4:10pm-6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
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