Advanced Seminar in American Studies: ‘America’: Writing the Public, Writing the Self

In-depth look into current US issues, with emphasis on democracy and the question ‘What is America?’-socially, culturally, politically. Seminar immerses students into nonfiction literature, particularly as it illuminates the idea of “America” and the state of “Americans”. Together we explore seminal non-fiction writing about America, the better to hone students’ ability to think and write critically about the public sphere, and to write intelligently about their lives. Seminar examines how major writers, and students, best integrate research, socio-political analysis, literary skill, to craft publicly valuable, self-revelatory writing.

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Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

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S01 — Richard Benjamin

Tuesday + Thursday,
3-4:20 PM