ENGL 429C: Contemporary American Fiction
This course surveys American fiction from 1980 to the present, a literary period that is perhaps best characterized by a proliferation of critical categories: while some scholars see the current situation in US letters as witnessing the manifestation of full-blown ‘postmodernism,’ others emphasize the continuities with earlier literary periods and invent terms such as ‘metamodernism’ or ‘metafictive realism.’ Yet other critics intuit a decisive break from prior modes of literary production and name the rupture ‘postpostmodernism.’ Notably, then, the situation facing writers today is one of competing demands, issuing from the past and the future, which determine the way fiction is written. […]

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ENGL 201: Introduction to Modernism
This course will introduce students to literary modernism through select novels, short stories, and poetry. Its emphasis will be on the revolutions in aesthetic form and the social, philosophical, and cultural developments that marked the late 19th and early 20th century. Considerable emphasis will be placed on topics such as irony, authenticity, uncertainty, history, and identity. […]

ENGL 135: Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing
ENGL 135 introduces you to university-level reading and writing. Its goal is to enable you to build on the reading and writing skills you have developed through your earlier school years and to progress toward the advanced level of literacy that is the hallmark of the educated citizen. […]

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