Fulfills Distribution Requirement III: Arts & Letters
Taking advantage of our London location, we'll focus mainly on modern and contemporary British novels which are set fully or partially in London. We'll consider issues of class, race, and gender, as well as the ways of British culture is represented in the readings. Possible texts: George Orwell Down and Out in Paris and London; Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited; Virginias Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway; Ian McEwen, The Atonement; Zadie Smith, White Teeth. Students will keep a reading journal and present brief, in-class responses to the readings. There will be a long final essay to be submitted after students return home from London.