Postwar British Novel: 1945 - 2005|
This course will explore British fiction after the Second World War, examining what British literature means when England is suddenly (what E. M. Forster called) a "shrinking island." What kind of novel is written in this post-period (postwar, postmodernist, postcolonial, postfeminist, posthuman)? What characterizes and drives this fiction and what earlier genres does it attempt to incorporate? How does the postwar novel create a new version of literary realism and how does it reflect or fail to reflect the reality of our current lived experience?
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The following authors will be represented: Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley Amis, Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, David Lodge, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, Helen Fielding, Ian McEwan, J. K. Rowling, Zadie Smith.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, final exam and paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a reading intensive course - many excellent novels.
|Instructor(s): Quigley,Megan Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: BTFDA414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 10||JR non-major: 5||SO: 10||FR: 0|
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