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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 479 - Studies in Modern and Contemporary British and Anglophone Literature (3 credits)

(Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  or ENGL 211 , and one other 200 level ENGL class) This course will explore the impact of globalization on literature and film of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will read contemporary Anglophone and British novels and view some films, each of which has gained prominence by winning prizes, selling widely, or achieving critical acclaim. Together we will investigate how these narratives from diverse cultures respond to and participate in increasingly globalized international system. Are different cultural traditions and narratives being homogenized into a standard format, or is new diversity being introduced through evolving uses of the English language, unfamiliar themes, and new ways of telling stories?