2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 19, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENG 225 - Literature of the Developing World

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
To paraphrase Salman Rushdie, the Empire has written back. The last half of the 20th century has produced a number of literary texts written in English by authors from the recently independent nations of the Old British Empire. These texts have proved so rich in both literary value and cultural context that their authors, Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, Chinua Achebe, and Rushdie himself, have won the most prestigious literary prizes available. We will be reading and appreciating these books, both as ripping good yarns, and as significant cultural documents that teach us much of how members of other societies think, feel, and act.

Prerequisite: ENG250LC.