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.
- 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.