FRE 325 / ECS 337 / HUM 325

The Confessional SelfCourse Cancelled

Peter P. Brooks

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The religious demand for self-examination and confession reaches back to the 13th century; later, the secular tradition sees confession as a requirement for authenticity. Many modern texts build on these traditions, whether in the introspection of the first-person narrative, or with the analytic attention of an outside observer, and the policing of society also makes a demand for confession from the suspect. The seminar will study a variety of confessional writings, from Rousseau to Patrick Modiano.

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