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Spring 2018-2019
* ENG 406 (LA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Magical Realism

Zahid R. Chaudhary

What is magical realism, and why has it become one of the defining features of contemporary postcolonial literature? In this course we will explore the diverse contexts in which writers turn to magical realism as a narrative mode. We will assume a global context and texts will be drawn from an interdisciplinary mix: novels, films, plays, poems, artworks, and anthropological studies.

Sample reading list:
Mikhail Bulgakov, Master and Margarita
Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Patrick Suskind, Perfume
Ahmed Saadawi, Frankenstein in Baghdad
Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
200-300 pp of reading weekly.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other information:
ENG Major Distribution Area: Modernity and/or Diasporas

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40490 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed