ENGLISH 9125B ~ Literature, Youth, and Human Rights

Professor Julia Emberley

Winter Half Course.

In this course students will examine literatures written by and about young people in relation to Human Rights discourses. Students will examine primary documents on Human Rights, key theoretical texts on the subject of human rights, the field of “Human Rights literatures” and a selection of texts that challenge, intervene and expand upon contemporary Human Rights discourses. We will examine issues related to Indigenous youth, gender and sexuality, decolonization, the meaning of being “human,” and consider key terms such as “freedom” and “equality.”

View the course syllabus here: English 9125B.