ENGL 092. Marxist Literary and Cultural Studies

How has Marxist thought informed the study of literature and culture, and how does Marxism speak to us today? This class provides a grounding in the work of Marx and Engels and then investigates how a range of more recent writers have built upon their ideas, particularly in relation to questions about race, gender, sexuality, and late capitalism. We will try out these interpretive approaches on a selection of primary texts, including poetry, pop music, advertisements, radical newspapers, fiction, and film--some assigned and some generated by the class.
20th/21st c.
1 credit.
Eligible for INTP, GLBL-Core
Fall 2024. Cohen.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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