The Claims of Fiction

ENGL 0150X S01 [CRN: 24489]

This course explores the interplay of tropes of strangeness, contamination, and crisis in a range of novels and shorter fiction, in English or in translation. We will ask why social misfits and outsiders somehow become such fascinating figures in fictional narratives. How do these fictions entice and equip readers to reflect on collective assumptions, values, and practices? Writers will likely include Baldwin, Brontë, Condé, Conrad, Faulkner, Greene, Ishiguro, Lessing, Morrison, Naipaul, Salih. Limited to 20 first-year students. DPLL FYS
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
Primary Instructor
Meetings
09:00 - 10:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
01