- Cosmopolitanism in contemporary British fiction : imagined identities
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The course requires intensive class reading of this fiction and varied critical writing on postmodernism.
This course explores the most exciting developments in American poetry from until the present. We will consider a wide array of poetic movements—the Beats, the New York School, the Confessionals, the Black Mountain group, the Black Arts Movement, Language poets, performance and conceptual poetry, rap and spoken word—in order to understand the aesthetic tendencies that inform American poetries being written today.
In particular, we will examine key individual poets through close readings of their most exemplary work. A survey of modern American and British poetry since the First World War, with particular emphasis on the aesthetics, philosophy and politics of modernism. Major British plays since the s. The course begins with the comedy of manners as represented by Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward.
It then considers innovations in and rebellions against standard theatrical fare: the socialist crusading of Bernard Shaw; the angry young men John Osborne and workingclass women Shelagh Delaney of the s; the minimalists Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and the university wits Tom Stoppard ; the dark comedians of the modern family Alan Ayckbourn and the politically inflected playwrights of the age of Prime Minister Thatcher Caryl Churchill, Timberlake Wertenbaker, David Hare.
The course deals both with the evolution of dramatic forms and the unusually close way in which modern British theatre has served as a mirror for British life from the heyday of the Empire to the present. A study of major authors, texts, and literary movements, with an emphasis on literary modernism and its cultural contexts.
We will explore this literature in the context of the art, dance, and film of the period. An introduction to the themes and foundational texts of postcolonial literature in English. We will read and discuss novels by writers from former British colonies in Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, and the postcolonial diaspora, with attention to the particularities of their diverse cultures and colonial histories.
Our study of the literary texts will incorporate critical and theoretical essays, oral presentations, and brief background lectures.
This course introduces digital studies, the scholarly engagement with digital technologies and the cultures that have risen alongside them. It is a commonplace to note that the digital is pervasive in our lives, and it therefore plays at least some role in almost every human activity, from the mundane to the exotic. This course will chart the development of the digital from its growth in the twentieth century to its current hegemony, and will consider its relationship to communication, sociality, identity, media, arts, recreation, politics, the future, and more.
Class meetings will focus on scholarly articles and book chapters, supplemented by some film, and by artifacts of digital technology and culture.
Students will collectively shape the syllabus, aligning our readings with the interests of the class. These courses are offered periodically with varying content: one or more individual writers, a genre, or an approach to the literature of this historical period not otherwise provided in the English curriculum. Requirements will include papers and, at the discretion of the instructor, examinations. Enrollment is limited to Dist: LIT. WCult: Varies. The class will examine modern fiction, essays and memoirs that deal with the movement of diasporic people from one homeland to another.
Fish and Farah Jasmine Griffin, eds. An examination of Toni Morrison's major fictional works. We will also read critical responses by and about the author.
Central issues will include alternative constructions of female community and genealogy, and representations of race, class, nationhood and identity. For one class each week, students will study and discuss relevant readings in the traditional classroom. For the second class, students will travel to Valley Vista, a substance abuse rehabilitation center in Bradford, Vermont, to participate in a program for women clients.radiotvichilo.sdb.bo/includes/cujenehal/2623.php
Cosmopolitanism in contemporary British fiction : imagined identities
Its goal is the creation and performance of an original production that will facilitate the clients' voices. Joyce famously asserted that should Dublin burn to the ground future planners and architects would be able to rebuild it perfectly through the blueprint of the city described in his novel Ulysses. In this course we will, via the close reading of its literature and its history, create our own distinct blueprint of Dublin, and attempt to write our own narratives of the city. We will study the ways in which literature contributes to a particular imagined cosmopolitan that is not only necessary to the vital life of the city but also to the cultural identity of its people.
Students planning to enroll in the Dublin FSP are especially encouraged to take this course; all students are welcome. Our analyses will traverse a range of works and media from nineteenth-century poetry and serial novels to contemporary electronic editions. In this course, we will study black American literature that focuses the noir genre on black people themselves. We will read gritty, urban crime novels that attempt to expose inequities in black American lives and dispel the notion that a descent from whiteness results in blackness. Rather, the black people in these texts exist in darkness because they are living in alienated communities.
In addition to primary texts, the course will engage critical responses to these works. What makes the dark so terrifying? Why do humans use fiction to invent strange creatures and supernatural threats? How does horror contribute to what it means to be human? What does the weird or the strange tell us about society? This course examines the literary, philosophical, and social aspects of weird fiction, a tradition of literature and genre fiction running from the early nineteenth century up to the present.
It examines the most well-known writer of the weird, H. The course introduces students to the study of genre fiction, theoretical approaches to literature including posthumanism, psychoanalysis, and ecotheory , and cultural studies including critical race theory and feminism.
Cosmopolitanism without a World? David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas
It asks students to consider how weird fiction challenges racism, misogyny, homophobia, and colonialism. While no prior training in critical theory is necessary, students are encouraged to have some familiarity in analyzing and writing on literature. The class will also offer opportunities for creative efforts and experimental writing. In responding to the obstacles facing America's immigrants -- problems of xenophobia, dislocation, split identity, family disunity and claustrophobia, culture shock, language barriers, economic marginality, and racial and national oppression -- women often assume special burdens and find themselves having to invent new roles.
They often bring powerful bicultural perspectives to their tasks of survival and opportunity seeking, however, and are increasingly active in struggles for cultural expression and social and economic justice. We will examine the different conditions for women in a variety of immigrant groups in America, reading in several histories, anthologies of feminist criticism, interdisciplinary surveys, and relevant texts in critical theory, and on the words, in autobiography, poetry, and fiction, of foreign-born women writers. Novelists Virginia Woolf and E. Forster, the artists Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, and Duncan Grant, the economist Maynard Keynes, and biographer Lytton Strachey and their circle were among the most innovative and creative people of their time, producing art, literature and a way of life that both shocked and impressed the cultural establishment of early twentieth-century Britain.
Course group III. This course is designed to provide students with a specific and global view of the diversity of literatures from the African continent. We will read texts written in English or translated from French, Portuguese, Arabic and African languages. Through novels, short stories, poetry, and drama, we will explore such topics as the colonial encounter, the conflict between tradition and modernity, the negotiation of African identities, post-independence disillusion, gender issues, apartheid and post-apartheid.
In discussing this variety of literatures from a comparative context, we will assess the similarities and the differences apparent in the cultures and historical contexts from which they emerge. Although once associated with juvenile literature, narratives of sequential art—or graphic novels—have recently been hailed as a compelling new form of literature, one that offers fresh possibilities of reading which combine visual and literary experiences.
With an emphasis on the careful analysis of a wide range of contemporary texts, this course examines the types of "stories" and "readings" that are made possible when normally separate symbol systems like pictures and words converge. Discussion will center on the narrative mechanics as well as the cultural work of graphic novels, as we consider the genre's theoretical and formal preoccupations with autobiography, counterculture, parody, science-fiction, and fantasy.
- Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary British Fiction: Imagined Identities.
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- Cosmopolitanism without a World? David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.
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Secondary readings will introduce students to the critical responses that graphic novels have provoked. In addition to giving a presentation, students will be required to write two formal essays and several short responses. This class will examine the literature and social contexts of a period widely knows as the "Harlem Renaissance.
Although this class will focus mainly on fiction writing, we will also consider some poetry and non-fiction prose as well. The course will focus on Faulkner's fiction of the American South: its haunted culture, its racism, its legends. Faulkner's place in the history of modernism will be a continuing concern, as will important critical readings of the novels.
IThis course explores the abundant crime fiction and murder mysteries by contemporary Native American artists. These works imagine a democratized space where colonial violence is avenged, American law is malleable, and intellect triumphs over racism.