Captivity Narratives

Bibliographic Information

Course Title

Captivity Narratives

Institution Where Taught

Indiana University Bloomington

Year Course Taught


Web Address (URL)

Additional Information

Course Number

ANTH-E 270

Course Description

Explores ideas of freedom, containment and contact through a wide range of historical and fictive captivity narratives from the U.S. and beyond. Using perspectives from anthropology, literature and film, the course includes texts about slavery, prison, mental hospitals, wartime kidnappings.

Syllabus Available



RPA Codes & Standards

CIfA Codes

Keywords & Terms

Topics & Issues