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Dangerous Realisms

CHUM 372
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 366
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, African Studies, African Studies Minor

The aim of this course is to explore realism's ideological possibilities, past and present. We will begin with an introduction to realism as the preeminent formal technique for narrating novels and proceed by looking at other genres that either adapt, or respond to, realist writing. Readings will be drawn from 19th-century Europe and 20th-century Africa and will include works of realism, naturalism, and modernism. These will be considered alongside theories of realism and the novel. Theorists may include Aristotle, Armstrong, Barthes, Hartman, Jameson, Lukács, and Watt. We will read novels by Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Miguel de Cervantes, J.M. Coetzee, Daniel Defoe, and Gustave Flaubert.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CSCT)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-14-2024
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