SSI1 142

The Concept "Orwellian"

"The Concept 'Orwellian' " investigates meanings and usage of the adjective "Orwellian" in American English. Seminarians analyze essays that deploy "Orwellian" and three of Orwell's novels and one of his essays to see what sorts of ideas one might associate with "Orwellian." By the end of the semester seminarians produce their original responses to a linguist's column in The New York Times in fewer words than the linguist used. Affiliate department: Politics and Government.