ENGL 2540

ENGL 2540

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

How does one write the history of the present? How does the present absorb the futures of the past? We will approach the twenty-first century as a literary period. We will explore how contemporary fiction has come to look the way that it does, and the old, new, and experimental forms it is taking in the present. We will consider the role that literature plays in limning our sense of a historical moment. We will read and discuss literature that represents, responds to, and reimagines major themes of the century thus far such as terrorism, financial crises, globalization, ecological disaster, technological development, surveillance, and migration. We will explore ascendant forms and modes, and attend to the ways contemporary fiction reimagines its literary precursors.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17047 ENGL 2540   SEM 101