Episode 34: Political Language and Literature (Part 1)

This week we continue talking about the language of politics—this time focusing on how it is used to discuss literature.

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Links:
Paul Brians’ Retirement Speech (“Teaching, Politics, and Me”)
Misconceptions, Confusions, and Conflicts Concerning Socialism, Communism, and Capitalism
Introduction to 19th-Century Socialism
Study Guide for The Communist Manifesto
Paul Brians’ Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction
Text of Germinal, by Emile Zola
Text of Under Western Eyes, by Joseph Conrad

 

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