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ENGL 3060 Modern and Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors

INSTRUCTOR

Nicole McManus

Email: nicole.mcmanus@colorado.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course examines twentieth century texts in order to explore issues that permeate modern and contemporary consciousness. We will cover a broad range of subjects, including issues such as national and imperial identity, gender and sexual identity, and race. We will examine how the chosen texts represent the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality, paying particular attention to how certain marginalized groups attempt to appropriate and revise those representations. Within this framework, we will consider how modernity has affected literature in the twentieth century and how the ideas and trends conceptualized during that period have evolved and changed into the twenty-first century.

REQUIRED TEXT

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness

Nella Larsen, Passing

Louis–Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

GRADING

Reader Response Journals (8): 15%

Discussions (8): 15%

Weekly Reading Quizzes: 15%

Final Exam: 15%

Papers (2): 40%

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Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Location

We are located at the corner of University Avenue and 15th Street in a white brick building.

Map

1505 University Avenue
University of Colorado Boulder
178 UCB
Boulder, Colorado
80309-0178