ENGL346 - Twentieth Century Fiction

Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the twentieth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.

This course will examine modern and contemporary novels and short fiction from the UK and the US. While we will read canonical writers such as Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, the course will also examine the many ways in which writers of color in the UK and the US--writers like Nella Larsen, Sui Sin Far, Caryl Phillips, Helena Viramontes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hisaye Yamamoto and  Diriye Osman--respond to and challenge received notions of form and place; thematize familiar  topics like World War II; and emphasize issues of class, gender, and immigration.