Postwar British Novel: 1945-2005|
Spring 2009 not offered
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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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.
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Midterm, final exam and paper.
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This is a reading intensive course - many excellent novels.
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