Course Detail


Studies in Modern Literature

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.

(Offered Fall 2015.)

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.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Literature distribution requirement.

(Not offered Fall 2015.)


First-year students require permission of the instructor.