English 189 - Spring, 2015

Seminar in Literary Studies

    Topic: Literary Censorship

Class Information

Instructor: Abbott, Don
CRN: 32553
Time: MW 2:10-3:30
Location: 248 Voorhies


    Course Description
    Dr. Don Abbott
    285 Voorhies

    This course will examine the nature and extent of literary censorship in the United States. We will examine books that have been challenged, suppressed, and banned in the U.S. on political, religious, social, and sexual grounds. The books censored in the U.S. include, for the most part, many of the classics of American and European literature.


    Students will present reports on selected “banned books” in the United States and write one or more papers on aspects of literary censorship in America. Regular attendance and active participation will be expected.


    120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature, Karolides, Bald, & Sova