English 10C-1 - Spring, 2017

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: Thomas, George
CRN: 71359
Time: TR 6:10-7:30pm
Location: 168 Hoagland


    This is a reading- and writing-intensive course designed to help prepare students for upper-division courses in the English major. Our focus will be on English-language literature since 1900. We will read poetry, short stories, novels, and drama from America, the UK and Ireland, the Caribbean, and Africa.
    We will work through four “chapters,” each organized around a central theme:
    “The Avant-Garde,” “The Empire Writes Back,” \"Fronteras,\" and “So Meta”—roughly corresponding to four big topics in literary study: modernism; colonialism and postcolonialism; race, ethnicity, and border; and postmodernism and the contemporary. The goal is to help you become a dynamite close reader with a good working knowledge of Anglophone literature from the last 115 years.


    Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
    The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
    A Small Place, Jamaica London
    Fences, August Wilson
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz