Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
ENG 730 Studies in Modern World Literature
4 hours; 4 credits
This course explores literature written during the consolidation of the modern world system over the last five hundred years. Given this broad time frame, the course will focus on different genres and periods, depending on the instructor, and may include diverse themes such as modernity and tradition, industrialization and urbanization, emancipatory struggles such as abolition and feminism, and the relation between European and non-European texts and contexts.
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