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London in Fiction and Film

ENGL 061.950
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fulfills requirements:
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

 

What makes London such a vibrant city is its ethnic diversity and rich history.  In this course we will study films, novels, and stories that feature London and surrounding environs, with attention to film adaptations of fiction and representations of various classes and ethnic groups.  Reading about the city's diverse neighborhoods will also introduce you to different parts of town that offer much in the way of culture, food, shops, architecture, and history you can explore firsthand.  There will be films from different historical periods -- the Renaissance to the Victorian, modern, contemporary, and postcolonial.  Movies may include Shakespeare in Love, Tom Jones, Blow-Up, A Clockwork Orange, and The Buddha of Suburbia.  The course satisfies either Sector 2 or Sector 6 of the major and may be double counted if taken as a seminar with the addition of a research paper. (1 CU)