ENGL 370 American Postmodernism and Beyond

Spring, Fall

This course will examine fiction, poetry, and drama published between the years following World War II to the present day. The works will be read against the backdrop of the decline of modernism and European colonialism and the subsequent rise of postmodernism and its many attendant sub-movements. Authors could include Lowell, Ellison, Mailer, Bellow, Sexton, Pynchon, Barth, O’Connor, Updike, Oates, Roth, Morrison, and Wallace.

Prerequisite: Any 190 or 200 level literature course or permission from instructor.