Dostoyevsky, F. Crime and Punishment. New Penguin Classics
Writing and Justice
This unit is designed to encourage students to consider some of the ways writers and filmmakers address issues of moral, legal and social justice. Beginning with consideration of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment it goes on to explore how various forms of writing - essays, poetry, fiction, non-fiction - and film seek to intervene in current political and ethical discussions occurring at a national and international level.
One mid-semester essay (2000 wds:30%); one end-semester essay (4000 wds:70%)