ENGL 2050

ENGL 2050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course examines contemporary world literature from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. Our readings will range across genres (fiction, poetry, drama, and film) and include writers from multiple geographies—in addition to America and Britain, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. As we define the category "world literature," we will explore innovations in aesthetics as well as historical developments that have influenced recent literary production. In particular, our readings will compel us to investigate how nationalism, religion, gender, race and socioeconomic status have impacted the formation of world literature and its bearings on social justice.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16324ENGL 2050  LEC 001