COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 005 Engaged Writing
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore how writing can help us become better attuned to the world around us. During the semester, the class will learn how to better understand and address social issues through the critical thinking and observational skills learned through reading closely and writing effectively. What avenues does writing open for engaging with our larger community, and for becoming involved in activism and social justice? How have other writers approached these questions and what techniques have they used? What opportunities for engaged writing are there in our own community of U-M and Ann Arbor, and how can students become involved? We will read works by activist writers involved with movements like feminism(s) around the world, Civil Rights and Black Arts movement, the Chicana movement, or writing connected to current efforts for immigrants’ rights, Black Lives Matter, and more. Readings will include poetry, short stories, essays, collaborative pieces of writing (manifestos, statements), as well as documentaries and films. Students will be encouraged to attend relevant events on campus or around town, such as ones held by The Neutral Zone. There will also an opportunity to visit to the Labadie Collection at the Hatcher Graduate Library, one of the most well-maintained collections documenting social protest movements.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
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21850
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
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17675
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0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
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18595
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0
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
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19542
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
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29135
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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