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ENAM0309

Contemporary Literature

Contemporary Literature
In this course we will explore seminal works of the post-World War II literature written in English. In the course of our readings we will move through the cultural and social transformations beginning with the paranoia and alienation of the Cold War, and continuing with the Civil Rights era, the national crisis of Vietnam, the rise of multiculturalism and the culture wars in the 1980s, the wide ranging effects of the information revolution, the profits and perils of globalization, and the profound anxiety of the war on terror. Writers studied will include Thomas Pynchon, Vladimir Nabokov, Don DeLillo, Donald Barthelme, William S. Burroughs, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Ana Castillo, and Art Spiegelman. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT
Equivalent Courses:
AMLT0309
ENGL0309

Sections

Spring 2015

ENAM0309A-S15 Lecture

Spring 2012

ENAM0309A-S12 Lecture (Cohen)

Spring 2010

ENAM0309A-S10 Lecture (Cohen)

Fall 2007

ENAM0309A-F07 Lecture (Sorensen)