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The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

Term
Course Number
COML 104 601
Course Code
COML104601
Course Key
73831
Day(s)
Wednesday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
DANIELS, DEVIN W
Secondary Program
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector (All Classes)
Course Description
This course will examine the arc of American literature in a century of rapid technological development and escalating global catastrophe. We will pay particular attention to the shifting relationship of literature to an ever-expanding media environment. How do novelists and poets position their work in relation to the new forms of media which become dominant in the 20th century, from photography, to film, to digital technology? What can literature teach us that conventional histories cannot? In answering these questions, we will gain a deeper understanding of how 20th century literature grapples with issues of modernity, historical memory, and racial and national identity. Potential authors include James Baldwin, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Leslie Marmon Silko, among others.

Crosslistings
CIMS104601
COML104601
Subject Area Vocab