Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Orwell’s 1984: The Art of Political Writing

Lead Scholar: 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?

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