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Studies in Modern Literature

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.

ENG 394 Contemporary Drama and Disability Literature topic counts for the Gender and Sexuality Studies major.