English 10C-2 - Fall, 2015

Literatures in English III: 1900-present

Class Information

Instructor: Martín, Desirée
CRN: 73282
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 146 Olson


    ENL 10C is the third course in the required Literatures in English sequence. This is a reading-and writing-intensive class, designed to prepare you for upper-division courses in the English major. We will study literature from 1900 to the present, covering the broad intellectual, aesthetic, and philosophical movements from modernism to postmodernism in British, American, and Anglophone literatures. Within the scope of these periodizations, we will consider the vexed relationship to the past and memory; immigration and migration; nationalism and regionalism; citizenship and race; gender; multilingualism and translation; colonial and postcolonial formations; and shifting notions of subjectivity or selfhood.


    2 short papers (3-4 pgs)
    Research Paper (6-8 pgs)
    Final Exam
    Participation (including in-class exercises)


    In the Skin of A Lion, Michael Ondaatje
    Passing, Nella Larsen
    Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
    Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
    O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
    Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Anna Deavere Smith
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