Course Detail

A: Studies in Modern Literature or B: Fictions of Empire

Both A and B satisfies the Literary, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement.
Check schedule to determine which section is being offered.

394A 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.

394B 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.


First-year students require permission of the instructor.