Hoboes, Geniuses and Immigrants: Otherness in Contemporary Culture

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Professor: Janet Paterson
Subject: Innis
Course Code: INI196H1S
Time: Tuesday 13:00 – 15:00

Hoboes, geniuses, and immigrants all share a sense of Otherness in terms of their identity because they are different from the norm. This course analyzes the factors that create the sense of Otherness in an individual. Can Otherness be chosen as an identity or is it imposed by society? What conditions make Otherness a positive or negative experience? What is the distinction between difference and Otherness? Instances of Otherness both negative and positive are analyzed in contemporary novels and films.

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Pre-requisites:

none

Co-requisites:

none

Exclusions:

none

Recommended Preparation:

none

Breadth designation:

Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CR/NCR:

Not eligible for CR/NCR option

Restrictions:

Restricted to first-year students

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