English 10C-3 - Fall, 2018

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: Coller, Bryan
CRN: 21767
Time: TR 1:40-3:00
Location: 290 Gym

Description

    This final course in a chronological series (English 10C) will continue to refine the critical reading and writing skills required for upper-division literary study. Working through various genres and movements, this class will ask how the social, economic, and political forces of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries impacted Anglophone literature. In general, how do aesthetics and histories interact? This class will examine a range of literary texts in an attempt to formulate some responses to this problem. In particular, the assembled texts share in their presentation of dispossession in terms of exploitation, racialization, environmental disaster, and/or other forms of political and bodily violence that make life in the contemporary world increasingly precarious.

Grading

    Participation
    Reading Responses
    Short Paper (4 pages)
    Long Paper (6 pages)
    Final Exam

Texts

    Cane, Toomer
    Mumbo Jumbo, Reed
    Through the Arc of the Rainforest , Yamashita
    Descent of Alette, Notley
    thisconnectionofeveryonewithlungs, Spahr
    Citizen, Rankine