Dr. Gregory Winch, AB 1127
TR 8:30-9:30; by apt.
*Any student who has need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me
privately as soon as possible to discuss the specific situation. To coordinate reasonable accommodation
for documented disabilities, contact Disability Resources and Services, (215) 204-1280, 100 Ritter Annex.
“Dorothy, you’re not in Kansas anymore.”
A Clockwork Orange
Some Secondary Source Material
“Torture and Democratic Violence.”
Paul W. Kahn.
“Angry Young Men?”
“Not Yet Human:
Implicit Knowledge, Historical Dehumanization, and Contemporary
Zoe N. Hilton, et. al.
“Nonviolence Begins With Speech.”
“Language of the Gun:
Youth, Crime, and Public Policy.”
Scott N. Brooks.
“The Politics of Fear.”
“Countering a Culture of Violence:
Can it be Done?”
“On Making Dehumanization Possible.”
“Language and Violence:
From Pathology to Politics.”
“A Hero Will Rise:
The Myth of the Fascist Man.”
Manhood in America
Michael S. Kimmel.
This course will ask you to critically examine violence in four contemporary novels: its
portrayal, its use, its thematic statement.
We will explore areas familiar and unfamiliar,
and we will bring into question many of our preconceived assumptions.
In any event,
the texts and their various portrayals of violence will be the starting point for our various
inquiries; from there, we will draw on various academic and scholarly sources to help us
explore and delineate these questions.
Hence, research and the collection of mater-
ials will be extremely important
You will have the opportunity to explore the texts
from class and follow your own interests on the way toward illuminating and explaining
the points we are making; in the process, you will learn how to use such sources to fur-
ther your thinking and ideas, cite them correctly, and utilize them in creative written ar-
gumentation, evaluation, and explanation.