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as of 7/2/2022

BANNED BOOKS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectEnglish
Number & Suffix: 109
Full UC Title: BANNED BOOKS 
Transcript Title: BANNED BOOKS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course provides a survey of the conflict between literary creativity and control by society, in a historical European context, from the first printing press to the twenty-first century. A series of case-studies of controversial texts and authors are discussed in connection to the regulations imposed to suppress or regulate the distribution of these works. Official secular and religious censorship (like the Catholic Index), the development of copyright, as well as protests against inflammatory, blasphemic, or amoral texts, are studied, through authors like Erasmus, Montaigne, Vondel, Spinoza, Stuart Mill, Nabokov, and Rushdie. They used various literary strategies to avoid censorship and repression, like the use of metaphor, humor and satire, hiding their name, etc. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: BANNED BOOKS 
Partner University Department: Languages, Literature, and Communication 
Partner University Course Number: LI2V17201