ENGL 206 Fall 2014 We Aren't the World: Global Anglophone Literature in the 20th Century (D) (W)

An eighteenth-century diplomat once referred to the British colonies as a "vast empire on which the sun never set," and at the time, he was right: the British controlled an enormous portion of the globe for nearly three centuries, from the Caribbean to South Asia, from Oceania to Africa. One outcome of this vast empire was the creation of a rich and diverse literary tradition in the English language--now called Anglophone literature--from far-flung places around the globe. This course will introduce students to select works of global Anglophone literature in the twentieth century, and consider the ways in which writers from around the world have used a variety of literary forms, such as the bildungsroman, national allegory, and testimony, to participate in and reshape conversations about culture, globalization, aesthetics, and politics. Readings will include novels, poetry, short stories, and film by writers including Joyce, Kincaid, Achebe, Rushdie, Conrad, Coetzee, and Roy, among others. The course will expose students to a variety of global English idioms, as well as literary traditions from, or in conversation with, non-Western countries, and will participate in the College's Exploring Diversity Initiative.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation and three papers totaling 20 pages
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Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam
Enrollment Preference: sophomores who are considering the English Major and to English Majors who have not yet taken a Gateway Course
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: ASAM Related Courses,ENGL 200-level Gateway Courses,ENGL Literary Histories C
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 1463
ENGL 206 - 01 (F) SEM We Aren't the World (D) (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Anjuli F. Raza Kolb
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Stetson 508 1463
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