Contemporary Literature

Course Number: ENGL 189
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 189
Quarter: Summer B 2017
Instructor: Duffy, Enda
Day(s): MTWR
Time: 12:30pm - 1:35pm
Location: GIRV 1115

In this course we will look at a selection of the most exciting and moving new fiction, poetry and other writing from Britain and Ireland.  There will be four novels: Hanif Kureshi's The Buddha of Suburbia, Emma Donoghue's Wonder, Colm Tobin's Brooklyn, and Ian McEwan's Saturday.  There will also be a range of new poetry from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.  We will also consider new forms of cross-over writing, from the use of literature in popular culture to the use of words in installation art. Topics will include: hyperrealism, historical fiction, fiction and emigration, trauma writing, writing and gender, writing capital, work and consumption, and the future of literature in the modern mediascape.