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ENGL 339 A: English Literature: Contemporary England

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
LOW 113
Sydney Kaplan
Sydney Kaplan

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This course is focused on British fiction written during the last two decades of the twentieth century. The class will explore the development of post-modernism in Britain and consider the impact of the changing demographics of the U.K. in relation to the emergence of new kinds of literary texts.

Texts: Graham Swift, Waterland; Kazio Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day; Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot; Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body; Ian McEwan, Atonement; Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Catalog Description: 
Engages literary-historical approaches to the post-1945 period in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Emphasizes the history and aesthetics of form, alongside issues of contemporary society. Social realism, literary experimentation, dialect, the fate of the bildungsroman, and questions of nationality may be foregrounded. Possible authors range from Orwell to Zadie Smith.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
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March 24, 2016 - 11:25am