ENG 521: Studies in 20th Century English Literature (Units: 3)


Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.


  • Contemporary British Fiction

    • Three major trends in contemporary British fiction and the intersections among them: the "neo-realist," the "postmodernist," and the "post-colonial." Reading of recent novels by Angela Carter, Julian Barnes, Salman Rushdie, Graham Swift, Helen Dunmore, and others, along with some theoretical texts on each of these trends.
  • Espionage Fiction

    • The study of peculiarly English fictional form of espionage fiction from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to themes of treachery and conspiracy in several contemporary works.