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Katherine Hardman Voyles
B CUSP 190
Bothell Campus

Contemporary Literature

Critically engages with contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, cross-genre writing, or new media texts to investigate questions such as methods of interpretation, cultural identity, historiography, gender formations, or political analysis. Offered: ASp.

Class description

Through critical reading, class discussion, in-class activities and student presentations, we will explore formal and thematic concerns and innovations around the loss of previously taken for granted certainties ( including, but not limited to, changing gender, class and national roles) that characterize literature in English over the last 50-60 years.

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Class assignments and grading

Students will take a midterm and final exam, write two short essays and conduct two in-class presentations.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Katherine Hardman Voyles
Date: 07/18/2011