English 10C-2 - Winter, 2016

Literatures in English III: 1900-present

Class Information

Instructor: Wallis, Bryan
CRN: 22619
Time: MWF 12:10-1:00
Location: 1134 Bainer

Description

    This course will survey literatures in English from the 20th and 21st centuries. While a survey course, we will also focus on utopian and dystopian works. We will examine the post-war utopian projects of the back-to-the land moment and the LSD counterculture. We will also explore dystopian visions of institutionalized pleasure, genetic engineering, and biotechnology gone awry.

Texts

    Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbach
    The World Set Free, H. G. Wells
    Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
    Brave New World, Aldous Huxley