Imagining Justice: The U.S. and the Carceral Imagination

LIT431

Investigation of the history of prison in the United States, what role prison plays in our understanding of the state, and our ideas of individual self-understanding or identity produced within the constraints of the U.S. “state.” Explores prison as an institution of the state and the prisoner a site for considering the relationship of state, criminal justice system, and individual subject. Not open to students that have taken this course as Literature 89S. One course.

Cross Listings
AAAS 421
WOMENSTU 431
Curriculum Codes
EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
Domains of Inquiry
Experience, Interpretation