The Terrible Century

0760O [CRN: 24407]

Although the term "terrorism" was coined in the 18th century, and although its contemporary resonance has reached an unprecedented pitch, the truly terrible century was arguably the 20th. This course introduces 20th century literature in English through a historical and philosophical examination of terror and terrorism. We will focus on several historical contexts, including: British colonialism in Ireland and Africa, South African apartheid, and the post 9/11 world. Readings include Conrad, Bowen, Farrell, Gordimer, Coetzee, Foulds, Walters, Hamid. Enrollment limited to 20 first-year students. FYS
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