ENGL 797 (J01) - Special Studies in Literature

Special Studies in Literature

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 15422
A) Old English Literature, B) Medieval Literature, C) 16th Century, D) 17th Century, E) 18th Century, f) English Romantic Period, G) Victorian Period, H) 20th Century, I) Drama, J) Novel, K) Poetry, L) Non-fiction, M) American Literature, N) A Literary Problem, O) Literature of the Renaissance, R) Race and Racial Theories. The precise topics and methods of each section vary. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. For details, see the course descriptions available in the English department.
Section Comments: Special Topic: The English Novel in the World
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : ENGL 897.J01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Sandhya Shetty

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 240
Final Exam 12/13/2023 12/13/2023 W 3:30pm - 5:30pm HS 240
Additional Course Details: 

Fall 2023 Detailed Description: The English Novel in the World

Study of the postcolonial Anglophone novel from the mid-twentieth century to the present day (possibly one or two translations). This course will engage questions of form and genre as they emerge for novelists engaged in shaping an imaginative response to colonialism and its long aftermath, one that includes the rise of new nations and nationalisms, exile and migration, and transnational cultural exchanges that dismantle assumed boundaries. In addition to shifts from realism to magical realism and back, subgenres of fiction, we will also study the modes in which postcolonial literary narratives grasp ecological destruction, animal extinction, and human responsibility. Required texts to be selected from the work of Salman Rushdie, Amitava Ghosh, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Chinua Achebe, Mohsin Hamid, Michael Ondaatje, Abdul Rahman Munif, and Mahasweta Devi.  

In fall 2023 this course satisfies a Post-1800 Literature requirement for English Department majors. 

In fall 2023 this course satisfies the Anglophone Literature in Global or Transnational Contexts requirement for English Literature majors. 

ENGL 797J may be taken for Capstone credit by general English majors if not used to satisfy other major requirement areas. Pick up a Capstone Declaration Form in the main English office (HS 230F) if interested.