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Twain, Irving & LeGuin: Piercing Complacency

These three classes examine Mark Twain’s “War Prayer,” a chapter from Washington Irving’s “History of New York,” and Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.” Using irony, satire, allegory, fantasy and thought experiment, Twain, Irving and Le Guin confront complacency regarding political and moral blindness that was common then and still is common today.

Instructor

Leslie Babcox

Leslie grew up in Grayslake, Illinois, but turned to Wisconsin for college. She graduated from Carroll College in 1976 with a double major in English and theatre education. For the next 13 years, she taught high school English in Grayslake. ... read more

Date: 3 Tue, Apr 19-May 3, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Canvas

Instructor: Leslie Babcox

Fee: $20

Program Number: SPRI:152

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.
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