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English: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

ENGS 281 Z1 (CRN: 61745)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

For crosslists see: ENGS 113 Z1 ENGS 360 Z1

About ENGS 281 Z1

Recent topics: "Spiritual Journeys;" "Murder, He Said: Detective Fiction;" "Chekhov to Cheever: The Short Story." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.



Dates: May 24 - June 18, 2021 Cross listed with ENGS 113 OL1 and ENGS 360 OL1

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Section Description

Why is the post-apocalyptic story so popular? We will read a range of postapocalyptic texts that depict catastrophes that dramatically change the world. One of the course’s major questions will be, why do we continually create narratives that imagine the end of the world? Does this genre have a history? What sorts of social and political issues does the apocalyptic novel attempt to confront or explain? What do the kinds of ends we imagine—climate disaster, pandemic, nuclear war—tell us about ourselves? Readings will include _The Road_, _Oryx and Crake_, _The Dog Stars_, Station Eleven_.




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