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Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Orwell’s 1984: The Art of Political Writing

American Literature; Political Fiction; Dystopia; Authorship; Writing Style

Alex Woloch (Stanford University)

April 26, 2018

In this webinar, we’ll consider Orwell’s novel as an example of such political art. How do we understand 1984 as a deliberately crafted work of writing? How can we connect it to Orwell’s previous fifteen years as a prolific and experimental writer? What literary strategies and imaginative techniques underlie the tricky art of engaging politics through writing?


Literature / American Literature / Political Fiction / Dystopia / Authorship / Writing Style /