Contact: Dr Sam Mcbean Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
This module will offer you the opportunity to engage in a focused programme of study for approaching the formal ambitions, political commitments, and thematic diversity of contemporary American fiction and life-writing. The syllabus of texts will be organized according to genre rather than chronologically, so that the module encourages you to move between, and observe affinities among, a variety of post-millennial writers. Considering both established and emerging figures, the seminars will range from post-apocalyptic thrillers, reconfigurations of romance and tragedy, to new innovations in genre after postmodernism. A pack of secondary materials accompanies the module, anthologizing important critical and theoretical interventions that offer key vocabularies for discussing the development of North American writing today.
Connected course(s): UDF DATA Assessment: 100.0% Coursework Level: 6