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ENG 330 Contemporary Literature

This course begins with a study of the carefully structured and organized fictional forms of the modernist period, with a special emphasis on notions like ambiguity, epiphany and aesthetic distance. To illustrate the modernist desire for a control of the text, the course shows how the modernist “ideal” of a controlled text was redirected by the postmodernists towards parody, duplicity and uncertainty. This course begins with a study of the carefully structured and organized fictional forms of the modernist period, with a special emphasis on notions like ambiguity, epiphany and aesthetic distance. To illustrate the modernist desire for a control of the text, the course shows how the modernist “ideal” of a controlled text was redirected by the postmodernists towards parody, duplicity and uncertainty.

Delivery:
Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite: ENG 107 and at least one ENG 2XX course
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