Global Contemporary Novel: After Empire

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Cont Novel:After Empire

Fall 2018

Taught By: Rich Blint

Section: A

CRN: 7224

Credits: 4

This seminar offers up the contemporary novel in the post-colonial period throughout what we might call the New World Atlantic, as one way to consider the formal, aesthetic, and conceptual features that characterize this body of literature. We will examine how the familiar questions of rupture, exile, dislocation, dispossession, migration, and the perpetual “shock of arrival” that preoccupy these works, echo, reformulate, and extend the centuries-long conundrum of citizenship and belonging that is the principal legacy of Western imperial enterprise. Among the novels that may be studied in the course are J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace, Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones, Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy, and Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette (1985).

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:51pm 12/10/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 406

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018