ENGLISH 452 - Studies in Literature, 1830-Present
Section: 001 The London Style: Urban Literary Culture from the 1980s to the Present
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

London has often been described as one of the leading cultural capitals of the world—a multicultural city where artists and novelists and painters and poets and essayists create the myths and the aspirations of British culture more generally. In this course, we will explore the representation of London to itself and the rest of the world. The diversity of peoples, cultures, religions, languages and ethnicities would seem to suggest that London is cosmopolitan. But what does cosmopolitan mean? Is it a normative term that tells us how we should live or does it describe some of the ways in which we might live? How, moreover, how does it relate to multiculturalism? We will look to contemporary fictions of and about London as well as journalism and philosophical writings in order to answer these questions, and we will also consider whether there is a distinctively London novel. Writers to be studied will likely include: Monica Ali, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Gautum Malkani, and Zadie Smith.

Course Requirements:

To include: blogs, three short papers, a group project — and class attendance and participation.

Intended Audience:

Juniors and seniors; no prerequisites.

Class Format:

Lectures, group-work, and presentations.

ENGLISH 452 - Studies in Literature, 1830-Present
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
32005
Open
30
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (REC)
P
32006
Open
35
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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