Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
5426604 Contemporary Literature 3.0 3
Description This course is designed to initiate students to the vast field of contemporary literature after the 1950s. Important works originally written in English (with a few translated into English from European languages) are introduced and arranged roughly in chronological order and also in terms of literary critical concepts such as intertexuality, from late modernism to the postmodernism proper, ethnic studies and (post) colonialism, magic realism, feminism, and trauma. It is believed that literary works are cultural texts in general; hence they are best approached by cultural theories. Students will be exposed, therefore, to concepts and issues within the field such as discourse, representation, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, and deconstructionism.