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Contemporary Politics through the Lens of Dystopian Fiction

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This interdisciplinary course examines socio-political tendencies in our contemporary world with the help of three iconic twentieth century novels: Franz Kafka’s The Trial, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and George Orwell’s 1984.  Excerpts from the dystopian literature will be provided to help guide discussion about the power of class, race, gender, and the strategies of propaganda and mind-control associated with today’s “Strong Men.”  Discussion will include hot political topics such as the U.S. and Russia. The novels are suggested but not required reading.


Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Westchester Reform Temple

MultipleInstructor :
1.Marjorie C. Miller2.Nina Pelikan Straus 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/26/2018 - 12/17/2018 Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Scarsdale, Westchester Reform Temple  Map Nina Pelikan Straus  ; Marjorie C. Miller