ENGL 314 - Topic in Contemporary International Literature (LS)
This course selects one specific aspect of contemporary international literature, relevant to studio artists and designers, for its focus. Generally, it will emphasize the politics, problems, potentialities, and complexities of representation in literature, so as to complement students’ studio practices. It may do so through a variety of postmodern and postcolonial literary critiques, and it may also do so by drawing upon more historically distant literary texts that can be brought to bear on the contemporary scene in terms of their relevance or influence. While a given iteration of ENGL 314 might be organized around a specific theoretical framework, this course welcomes the diversity of student interests and approaches. Specific topics will be determined by the instructor and will be announced in the current timetable prior to registration.
NOTE: This course is repeatable for credit when the topic changes or with permission of the Chair of Critical + Creative Studies.
Fall 2017: English 314 - International Literature: Hungry Ghosts and Bare Life
Winter 2018: English 314 - International Literature: Hungry Ghosts and De/Reterritorialization
Any 200-level English plus completion of First Year Studies, or consent of the Chair in consultation with the instructor.
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