ILS 253 Zakir Paul: Literature and Politics: Power, Writing, Resistance

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This course examines a series of political, philosophical, and literary texts in order to imagine the possible
relations between power, writing, and resistance. Rather than using literature as a key to politics, or
imposing political themes on literary works, we will attend to how literature—taken as a coded form of
linguistic and aesthetic practice—and politics—understood both as the exercise of power and strategies of
resistance—might be related.