Cultural Representations: Globalization and War in Contemporary Literature

Course Number: ENGL 122GW
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 122AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2012
Day(s): TR
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Location: SH 1415

How, exactly, do we understand "globalization" and "America" in relation to one another? How have U.S. sentiments regarding globalization shifted over the 20th century? Moving through a variety of literary genres (including poetry, short stories, and graphic/novels), and staying within the borders of the 20th and 21st centuries, we will explore the contours and representations of globalization and the sometimes violent confrontations that are un/justly linked to global and imperial designs.