Contemporary British and American Fiction|
Fall 2018 not offered
This course will introduce students to some of the most influential British and American novels of the past 35 years. In addition to close readings of these challenging and rewarding texts, this course will introduce students to key terms in postwar literary history such as postmodernism, romance, postcolonialism, realism, and magical realism. Central to our investigation of Anglo-American fiction will be the divergent political and economic fortunes of the United States, on the one hand, and the U.K., on the other.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Lucky Jim, Amis
Play it as it Lays, Didion
White Noise, DeLillo
Midnight's Children, Rushdie
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Saunders
Never Let me Go, Ishiguro
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 short papers and a final exam
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course contributes to the American Lit and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.