A multidisciplinary investigation of the art - and literature - of the apology. We will analyze the apology as speech act, as psychological event, as ethnographic case study, and especially as it is explored in literature. From Plato's Apology to works by Eula Biss and Etgar Keret. Contemporary examples from worlds of business, politics, law, and celebrity. Related topics such as regret, shame, atonement, forgiveness, and reparations included. Seminar format. Requirements include short assignments, two papers, and final project. No prerequisites. Three credits.
Course Attributes: EN H; FYS; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM