Literature and the Contemporary

Ann Rea, Literature and the Contemporary, Fall 2013

Course Description

This course examines contemporary cultural expression across a range of forms and media. It investigates the contemporary as both a complex reworking of past narratives and traditions and as the production of the experimental and the new.

Required Texts:

Jeannette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia
Ian McEwan, Atonement
Pat Barker, Regeneration
Graham Swift, The Light of Day
William Boyd, Restless

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