FYS-165 Anarchism and the Anarchist

Instructor: Adjunct Professor James P. Myers
Department: English

Course Description:
The resistance of individuals to the oppressive machinery of the state has assumed great urgency in modern times. This course will explore historically representative literary and philosophical works which focus on this resistance. It will do so by concentrating on the literary figure the anarchist down through nineteenth-century romanticism, stressing the movement's transcendental/individualist and socialist/syndicalist attitudes. It will conclude by examining several twentieth-century inquiries into and expressions of anarchist belief.