Studies in Modern Literature
Special topics in modern literature such as The City Novel, Modern International Fiction, Contemporary Poetry, Literature and Medicine, Contemporary Drama and Disability Literature.
Satisfies the Literary, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement.
Topic: Fictions of Empire
British imperialism permeated the literary tradition much as it did the globe. In this course, we will examine the fictions and critiques of empire constructed in and through literary texts from the eighteenth century through the present. We will read these texts through the lens of postcolonial theory, so we can better grasp the ideology of British colonialism and its after-effects.
First-year students require permission of the instructor.