ENGL 2267
Contemporary American Literature
September - December 2018
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Course description

“Make It New.” Experimenting with literary form, twentieth-century American artists, novelists, poets, and playwrights set out to redefine American literature by “making it new.” The preoccupation with newness also shapes America’s postmillennial literature. In this course, students examine the implications of “making it new” to literary form, but also to socio-cultural markers like gender, race, and ethnicity as they explore twentieth- and twenty-first century American narratives (examples may include works of poetry, drama, fiction, or non-fiction).

Marc R. Plamondon, Ph.D. Department of English Studies Nipissing University