SLA203H1: Faking It

Hours

24L

The role of forgery in cultural, national, and personal identities. A scholar “discovering” an “ancient” manuscript, a noblewoman in disguise joining the army, an impostor conning a provincial town, a writer faking political loyalty. Literary texts from Central and Eastern Europe expose the porous boundaries between authenticity and lies, highlighting the artificiality and vulnerability of social and cultural conventions. Taught in English, all readings in English.

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Mode of Delivery
In Class