Syllabus: Women Writers–The Lives of Muriel Rukeyser

Professor Eric Keenaghan Fall 2019 Note: Syllabi are the product of extensive intellectual labor; sharing them with others is a significant act of generosity. Please acknowledge Eric Keenaghan's syllabus should you use it in your own teaching, research, and writing. Course Description Twentieth-century artist Muriel Rukeyser (born 1913, died 1980) believed that the purpose of art was, as she wrote in The Life of Poetry (1949), to bring its creators and audiences “toward the most human.” She was always activist minded, though she tried to avoid categorical definitions of her politics and most aspects of her identity. The few identities [...]