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Literature for the 21st Century

Discover a generation of authors likely to set literary trends well into the 21st century. Examine such literary issues as postmodernism and magical realism, and consider the controversies over multiculturalism and the nature of the literary canon. Through close reading and nuanced discussions, explore postmodernism in relation to modernism, intertextuality, pastiche, temporal displacement, and other literary themes. Readings for Summer 2021 are Marilynne Robinson, Jack; Michael Thomas, Man Gone Down; Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation; Jericho Brown, The Tradition; Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, The Discomfort of Evening; and Souvankham Thammavongsa, How to Pronounce Knife. Please read Marilynne Robinson’s Jack for the first class.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • Familiarity with 21st-century literature

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Professionals who use critical thinking
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2021
    • Date

      Jun 8 - Jul 27
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Arcese, Peter
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $529