Study banned books in LITE 285: Studies in the Novel this spring at KCC

A stack of books wrapped in paper reading "banned."

Kellogg Community College’s LITE 285: Studies in the Novel course will have an interesting focus this spring: banned books.

The course will focus on novels that have been challenged or banned in the U.S. or abroad, including:

  • “A Clockwork Orange,” by Anthony Burgess
  • “As I Lay Dying,” by William Faulkner
  • “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” by Zora Neale Hurston
  • “Lolita,” by Vladimir Nabokov
  • “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger

In addition to reading and discussing these five compelling works of fiction, LITE 285 students will explore the historical context of each book, including efforts by libraries, school districts and courts to censor or protect each controversial work.

The three-credit course will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 18 on campus in Battle Creek.

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