ENGL 3630

ENGL 3630

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

What is (or was) American empire? This course examines U.S. literature from WWII to the early 21st century. This period has been termed the "American century" because of the U.S.'s dominant role in shaping global politics and culture, a dominance backed by military interventions abroad and the rise of the police state at home. How do the era's writers negotiate and challenge the police, military, and imperial powers of the U.S. state? We will place fiction, poetry, and essays in conversation with historical documents and policies, asking how literature has imagined an end to the American century.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the Literatures of the Americas and post-1800 requirement for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3632

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18379 ENGL 3630   SEM 101

    • MW Sibley Hall 208
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Thomas, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person