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CS92PROD
Postwar British Novel: 1945-2005
ENGL 224
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?

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on OCT-21-2021
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