May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

EN 447 Language and Violence


This course examines the phenomenon of language and harm from the point of view of contemporary theories in linguistics and rhetoric. Topics include language and violence in literature, hate speech, cursing, verbal conflict, interrogations, and negotiations. Students are exposed to a variety of theories on the subject, including speech act theory and other theories of conversational logic.