A survey of the thematics of captivity, enslavement, and imprisonment as they inform the American literary experience. Topic coverage to include authors such as Mary Rowlandson, Jack London, Ken Kesey, and others. A-E Only. Offered every 2-3 years. LA Prerequisite(s):COMP 2000 or COMP 2045; LITR 1050; LITR 3050; 6 s.h. 2000-level or above literature coursework.