ENGL152 - What is Justice?: Literature and the Invention of Ethical Imagination

Credit only granted for: ENGL152 or ENGL289J. Formerly: ENGL289J. Exploration of literature's unique ability to animate human passions underlying ethical dilemmas. How literary texts shape understanding of justice; how plays, novels, and films define, critique, challenge, and even alter society's comprehension of equity and inequity, crime and punishment, pardon and torture, and ideas about civil liberties and human rights. Attention to how writers have described just and unjust within their historical moment; crucial role of imagination in formation of ethical citizens across time.