ENG 2374 – Postmodern Literature

A study of literature after 1945 that reflects a postmodern consideration of language as a means to cultural criticism. The course will examine how writers, by focusing on language, experiment with form narrative, dramatic, and poetic. The literature embodies varieties of cultural criticism, including feminist and postcolonial; authors may include such writers as Donald Barthelme, Italo Calvino, Derek Walcott, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, J.M. Coetzee, and Caryl Phillips. Prerequisite: FYS-1104. IV; V