Comparative Literature | 20th Century: Tradition and Change
C337 | 28841 | E. Julien

3 cr
TR 4:00-6:30 pm
Meets 2nd 8-weeks only
Carries CS & A&H Distribution Credit

A survey of figures and currents in twentieth century literature,
including aspects of European modernism such as surrealism and
primitivism, existentialism and the "absurd."  These will be
considered alongside or in dialogue with authors and texts from the
Americas, Asia and Africa.  Our list of creative writers will
include some of the following: Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges,
Bertolt Brecht, Albert Camus, Aime Cesaire, Mahasweta Devi, Shusako
Endo, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Franz Kafka, Naguib
Mahfouz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Marcel Proust, Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn, Wole Soyinka, Virginia Woolf.  We will also consider
critical perspectives by scholars such as Walter Benjamin, Matei
Calinescu, Frantz Fanon, Fredric Jameson, Anne McClintock, Edward
Said, Raymond Williams.  Close reading and discussion.  Student
presentations. Two short papers and a final exam.