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Summer 2018

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Title:   Mass Incarceration & the Literature of Confinement      

Course Number:      AMER 0094A
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: Paige Hall 007

Course Description:

How have writers from different historical periods, regions, cultures, and genders understood experiences of confinement and freedom? What are some of the effects on human beings of different kinds of confinement – economic, educational, legal, physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social? The Literature of Confinement will be run as an Inside-Out™ class composed of Tufts (“outside”) students and incarcerated (“inside”) students, also now Tufts students, in equal numbers. Together, we will read, discuss, and write on literary texts directly and indirectly pertaining to the experience of confinement – understood in many different senses. What constitutes a confining circumstance?  How is confinement imposed and by whom?  How is it resisted and challenged?

Instructor: Hilary Binda

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): TTh           Times: 1:00-4:30 PM
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50348

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Open


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