Democratic Experiments in American Literature

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What does it mean for literature to be democratic? Can we imagine a literature that not simply celebrates existing forms of representative democracy but experiments with alternative (and perhaps more democratic) forms of democracy?
This course will seek out answers to the question on how literature can experiment with different ideas and forms of democracy. The course will compare American literature (in particular poetry) with theories of democracy and democratic participation.
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