ENGL475 - Postmodern Literature

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

The origins and ongoing development of postmodern literature. Aspects o the "postmodern condition," such as the collapse of identity, the erasure of cultural and aesthetic boundaries, and the dissolution of life into textuality. The novel and other genres and media.

Postmodern and otherwise recent literature, with an emphasis on works across a variety of literary media and genres that are smart, weird, difficult, dangerous, fugitive, potent, electric, beautiful, and opaque. Students should be primed to read, discuss, and write about same.