HIST 021. London Beyond Control: Sex, Fiction, and the Law
The Great Plague of London (1665), Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year (1722), and the avalanche of imitations inspired by the latter in 2020 will all serve as points of entry into plague as a cultural crisis of modernity that has spawned (and continues to spawn) a vast corpus of new imaginaries of the relationship between self and society, risk and immunity, fact and fiction, private and public, law and justice, freedom and sovereignty.
Prerequisite: Prior course in the Humanities or instructor approval.
Eligible for GSST
Spring 2023. Azfar.
Catalog chapter: History
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history
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