- Course Number: ENGL 104LC
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- Quarter: Winter 2024
Modern and postmodern literature by British, Irish, African, Indian, and Caribbean writers, who challenge the norms of power, culture, and gender as they found them. Key themes for the class: colonialism and primitivism, the formation of the Irish nation, new gender definitions and new sexualities, the city, technology and work, post-WWII youth cultures and new masculinities in England, British national identity at the time of the Cold War (James Bond as national icon), empire, decoloniality, and migration. Readings by Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Yeats, Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Stevie Smith, Seamus Heaney, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angela Carter, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hanif Kureishi.
For majors who declared in Fall 2023 or later, this course fulfills the following historical requirement for the English major:
Literatures & Cultures, post-1900