English 188gf. Global Fictions
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12-1 pm | Location: Sever 206
This course serves as an introduction to the global novel in English, as well as a survey of critical approaches to transnational literature. Along the way, we will consider specific issues of migration, colonialism, “new Englishes,” cosmopolitanism and globalization, the influence of religion and fundamentalism, environmental concerns, the global and divided city, racial and sexual politics, and international kinship. Authors will most likely include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ama Ata Aidoo, Margaret Atwood, Teju Cole, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jamaica Kincaid, China Miéville, David Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, Arundhati Roy, and Salman Rushdie.