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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ENG 363 - Literature of the Postmodern Period


An introduction to literature of the postmodern period, roughly defined as 1945-1989. To call the historical-literary period and writing styles that emerged after WWII “postmodern” can spark a lively argument. But, whatever your position, the fact remains that during this extraordinary times poets, playwrights, and novelists responded to a world changed by WWII in intelligent and challenging ways. Continuing modernist-period fluidity across national borders as well as genres, this reading-intensive course may include writers from around the world working in poetry, prose, and drama. It is designed to teach students about a crucial period in recent literary history while giving them the opportunity to practice their reading and research skills in order to better prepare them for work in advanced seminars. For more details, see course descriptions on the English Department website.

General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition

Prerequisites: 6 credits beyond ENG 101 (ENG 170 and ENG 222 recommended) or instructor permission

Course Typically Offered: Spring, Odd Years

Credits: 3