English 10C-2 - Winter, 2018

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: Barr, Clara
CRN: 53012
Time: TR 9:00-10:20
Location: 116 Veihmeyer


This course covers Anglophone literature after 1900, and is the final class in the required Literatures in English series. It is reading- and writing-intensive, designed to prepare students majoring in English for advanced upper-division literary studies. Through a wide variety of Anglophone poetry, prose, and performance, we will attempt to trace a history of the 20th and 21st centuries. As part of building this history, we will consider form and narrative as structures that help illuminate questions of nation and empire, citizenship and civil rights, individual subjectivity, and the rise of global capitalism.


Cane, Jean Toomer
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Frank McGuinness
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
Borderlands/La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldua
Twilight: Los Angeles, Anna Deavere Smith
Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
The Earth in the Attic, Fady Joudah
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