Kresge CollegeKRSG60C Prison Narratives

Seeks to ask hard questions about the role of the prison, its increasing use in our nation, and the use of torture by the U.S. government in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and other prisons. Readings may include J. James's Imprisoned Intellectuals, Alexander Berkman's Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist, and other writings by American prisoners. Eve Ensler's What I Want My Words to Do to You is shown. Course is primarily reading and discussion; students are asked to keep a reading journal and to write a critical/creative essay at the end of the quarter. (Formerly Language of the Prison House.)


Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to college members.



Quarter offered