Academic Catalog 2019-20

HUM 5206 Postmodern Literature & Beyond

What is postmodern literature? How can we identify it? What are its theoretical underpinnings? What are its precursors? How does it relate to modernist literature? What are its historical implications? How does it relate to the future? What will its "descendants" be like? What does it say about us? About who we were, who we are, and where we are going? These are the sorts of questions we will ask in this course. We should be prepared for answers both paradoxical and tragicomic.


4.00 units