Fall 2021 Undergraduate English Courses

358:363 Twentieth Century Global Anglophone Novel

01  Online  Asynchronous   03130   Darling 

20th Century Global Anglophone Novel 

What happens to the novel form and to English when the Anglophone novel -- the novel in English -- goes global? This course looks at how the novel in English has changed over the course of the 20th century, with particular attention to the rise and canonization of colonial and postcolonial literatures. How do writers from various positions in colonial and postcolonial networks use the novel form to grapple with questions of language, canonicity, nationalism, internationalism, collectivity, and totality? What are the relationships between literary strategies from the “center” and “peripheries” of the capitalist world-system? How might the transformations of the Anglophone novel rearrange or dismantle ideas of center and periphery? What forms of international, global, or worldly relations emerge instead? Novelists may include: Elizabeth Bowen, Sam Selvon, Salman Rushdie, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Caryl Phillips.