ENGL 346

Literature Unbound: Novels of the New Century

Prerequisite: Sophomores with permission. This course features some fascinating recent literary creations ranging from transnational novels that criscross boundaries within the "known" world to so-called "new weird" fiction that takes us into wholly unfamiliar territory. These transgressive texts refuse to be bound by genre constraints, make us shed our preconceptions, and boldly expand the field of fiction. Writers may include Roberto Bolano, W.G. Sebald, David Mitchell, Karen Tei Yamashita, Don DeLillo, Lauren Beukes, and China Mieville. Offered alternate years. III.O, V.2