EN 226V Masks and Morals: Values In World Literature (3)
A study of the role of morals, identity, and deception in European literature from the 18th century to the present. The course examines the way that individuals define and represent themselves in relation to their society and what happens when an individual's sense of what is right conflicts with the beliefs of others or the policies of the state. As students read works of literature in which individuals confront ethical dilemmas, they will consider what similar dilemmas we face in our contemporary world. Readings include works by Voltaire, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, and Ibsen.
Co-requisite: EN 113.