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Interdisciplinary Book Panel Discussions

In this lesson, students integrate additional texts with course readings and themes. Each student reads one of a select number of additional texts picked by the professor, write a short paper integrating the additional text with course materials, and then present these connections to the class as part of a panel discussion with the other students who read that specific additional text. This lesson is ideal for adding more interdisicplinarity to upper-level courses, ideally towards the end of the semester.

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Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader: Holocaust, Justice, and Guilt in Literature

Students in this unit analyze the novel The Reader for its standpoints on human rights and the concept of coming to terms with the past. They reflect on the concept of guilt and justice after human rights violations/crimes against humanity and relate the German past to a more personal present.

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Migration and Human Rights: The Ethics of Alterity and the Inclusion of the Other

In this lesson, students analyze reasons for limitations to migration. Considering a novel, a poem and theoretical texts, students will interpret fears of host countries and investigate the issue of migration from a philosophical and legal human rights perspective.

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The Formation of the Nation-State and the Pursuit of Individual Rights In Modern Chinese Literature

Professor Lan

Florida State University

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Exile Literature and Nazi Germany

Professor Birgit Maier-Katkin.

Florida State University

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Literature of Human Rights

Professor Amit Rai

Florida State University

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Postcolonial Literature in English

Professor Robin Truth Goodman

Florida State University

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Literature and Human Rights

Professor J.S. Peters

Columbia University

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Human Rights in World Literature

Professor Julie de Sherbinin

Colby College

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Examining the Impact of Perpetrator Narratives on the Quest for Truth and Justice

In this activity, students will use the book, The Flight: Confessions of an Argentine Dirty Warrior, to identify and assess the various impacts that personal narratives can have on restorative and retributive justice efforts.

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