English CLA 110 - Spring, 2015

Class Information

Instructor: Abbott, Don
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50


    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