Machiavellian Persuasion: Rhetoric from Plato's Cave to Political 'Spin'

ROMST203

Investigation of how rhetoric constructs social experience. Mechanisms of rhetorical persuasion in major literary texts (Dante, Cervantes, Rousseau, Garcia-Marquez) and memorable cultural moments (Haitian Revolution, fascism, Vichy France, Latin American dictatorships) in global Romance studies traditions. The neuroscience, anthropology, and economics of tropes. One course.

Curriculum Codes
ALP, CCI, CZ