ENGL2903Current Issues in Literature (O)3 ch (3C) [W]
How does literature engage with the world's urgent problems? How does literature reflect or even challenge reality? This course narrows its focus to key concepts, themes, and issues with which literature across different traditions in English wrestles. The course will address one or two key concepts and themes, such as alienation, climate crises, "progress," race, empire, sexuality, politics, and animals. Texts may be drawn from historical and contemporary periods and may include a range of popular genres such as sci-fi, utopian/dystopian fiction, Gothic fiction, film, video, comics, and graphic novels.