English 10C-1 - Fall, 2012

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: McMann, Mindi
CRN: 22248
Time: TR 9:00-10:20
Location: 1128 Hart

Description

    This is the third course in the required Literatures in English sequence, with this installment focusing on Anglophone literature between 1900 and the present. This is a writing and reading intensive course designed as part of a sequence to prepare majors to succeed in upper division courses. To that end, this will be a reading and writing intensive course. The course will focus on questions of nationalism, identity, and the circulation of people and ideas in a global context. WIth this in mind, the texts we will be reading will all be asking, some obliquely, some explicitly, how relationships to the self and to others are understood in a consistently unstable world.

Grading

    Grading:
    Participation and Quizzes: 15%
    Short Writing Assignments: 15%
    Close Reading Paper: 20%
    Research Paper: 30%
    Final Exam: 20%

Texts

    Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (1925)
    Blasted, Sarah Kane (1995)
    Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
    Cloud 9, Caryl Churchill
    Tropic of Orange, Karen Tei Yamashita