2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

WRIT 363 - Pirate Rhetoric

Navigates the turbulent histories of maritime piracy by analyzing “the pirate” as a rhetorical construction. Beyond the parrots, peglegs and buried treasure, pirates challenged the boundaries of so-called civilization, earning them the name hostis humani generis, the enemy of all. Students analyze historical pirate rhetorics in legal, economic, political, and artistic contexts, examining texts on their own terms and exploring how they intersect with contemporary questions of identity, justice, equity, and violence. Emphasis is on the methods of rhetorical history, including the skills of original archival research

Credits: 1.0
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts Practices: The Process of Writing
Core Component: None
Formerly: WRIT 263

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