ENGL 2050

ENGL 2050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

This course examines contemporary world literature from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. Our readings will range across genres (including fiction, poetry, and drama) 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 ethnicity, nationalism, religion, gender, and economics have impacted the formation of world literature and its bearings on social justice. Authors may include: O'Neill, DeLillo, Plath, Kushner, Coetzee, Walcott, Danticat, and McCann.

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

    • MW
    • Anker, E