Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Orwell’s 1984: The Art of Political Writing

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 /