English, in addition to being the global lingua franca of contemporary business, science, and entertainment, has increasingly become the most visible and dominant language of world literature. This course will examine representative examples of the global novel in English, exploring the ways these books work both to enact and critique the global spread of Anglophone dominance in cultural and economic terms. We will also employ our readings to investigate how the literary imagination has evolved in response to the ever-increasing interconnectedness underwritten by globalization, with all its perils and promise. Texts will include novels by authors such as Salman Rushdie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nuruddin Farah, and J.M. Coetzee, as well as secondary readings on theories of globalization and global literary production. Satisfies the Twentieth Century and later requirement. This course may fulfill the global or minority literatures requirement for students who declare an English major in the fall 2021 semester and beyond.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EL TC; EL GML