Middlebury

ENGL 0309

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. (Formerly ENAM 0309)
Subject:
English
Department:
English
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR LIT NOR
Equivalent Courses:
CMLT 0309
ENAM 0309 *
AMLT 0309

Sections

Spring 2005

ENGL0309A-S05 Lecture (Cohen)
ENGL0309Z-S05 Discussion (Cohen)