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DIVST-3000-13: World Poetry of Resistance

Spring 2021

Subject: Diversity Studies - Studio
Type: Studio
Delivery Mode: Online
Level: Undergraduate

Course Dates: January 25, 2021 — May 09, 2021
Meetings: Wed 5:00-06:55PM
Instructor: Devorah Major

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 12/16


This course will look at how poetry has been used as an act of resistance in various world struggles. Poems by soldiers, revolutionaries, and abolitionists will be studied. Individual poets who used their poetry as an act of resistance will also be studied. The lines between rhetoric, dogma, and art in "social" poetry will be examined. Students will complete two projects that will, in some innovative way bring poetry and resistance to the larger community (e.g. not a traditional poetry audience). One project must be a collaboration, one project will include an interaction with high school students. Course will include a limited poetry writing and reading/performance component.

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