Undergraduate English Courses
351:385 Issues and Problems in Genre
01 T7 CAC 17658 KURNICK SC-202
NOTE: can fulfill either 19th c or 20 c historical period requirement this semester only
01-Genres of the City
This course is an exploration of the aesthetic codes that different narrative genres have developed to represent urban experience. In addition to nineteenth-century realism and naturalism, we will read classic modernist texts and selected texts in sci-fi, detective fiction, graphic fiction, and reportage. Authors may include Charles Dickens, Henry Mayhew, Arthur Morrison, George Gissing, Emile Zola, Walter Benjamin, Georg Simmel, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Nella Larsen, Raymond Chandler, James Baldwin, Italo Calvino, J.G. Ballard, Ben Katchor, and China Miéville.