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American Dissent

This Writing Seminar explored the achievements — and limits — of social movements and ideas opposed to the status quo. Students analyzed Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech about the meaning of Independence Day, examined historical, architectural, and financial perspectives on the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969 and conducted their own research projects investigating an [...]

By |2019-06-28T23:57:45-04:00June 28th, 2019|, |0 Comments


Swine flu. Zika. SARS. While these and other communicable diseases are biological phenomena, our efforts to contain them reveal a preoccupation with enforcing literal and metaphorical boundaries. In turn, our fascination with images of infection—from zombie fiction to news about “viral” cyber attacks—highlights a fear of contaminating “us” with “them.” In this Writing Seminar, students [...]

By |2018-11-05T22:05:06-05:00June 18th, 2018|0 Comments
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