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English: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

ENGS 360 Z1 (CRN: 61746)

3 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: ENGS 281 Z1 ENGS 113 Z1

About ENGS 360 Z1

Topic varies, based on faculty research. Representative topics: orality and literacy in medieval literature; feminist theory; anthropological approaches to literature; narrative theory and Victorian novels.



Dates: May 24 - June 18, 2021 Cross listed with ENGS 113 OL1 and ENGS 281 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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