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.

World Cities. A look at how fiction develops across the twentieth century through the representation and re-imagination of urban spaces, including turn-of-the-century Dublin, Blitz-era London, postwar Paris, 1960s Los Angeles, apartheid-era Cape Town, and contemporary Cairo. Authors may include James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bowen, Italo Calvino, J. M. Coetzee, Joan Didion, Knut Hamsun, James Joyce (an opportunity to read much of Ulysses), Jhumpa Lahiri, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and G. Willow Wilson.