Freedom in literature and in life
While almost everyone claims to speak in the name of freedom, "freedom" has had many different meanings, both now and in the past. Literature provides us with at least partial insight into how people in different times and places have tried to define freedom and to live a free life. Our readings will range from ancient Greece to present-day USA; art, film and live theater will provide an additional dimension. Writing assignments will challenge us to think analytically and personally about freedom.