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Trends in Contemporary Literature

Lecturers

Details

Time and place

Das Masterseminar gehört in folgenden Studiengängen zu folgenden Modulen:

  • MA English Studies: Introductory Module: Literature (module 4020)

  • MA Literaturstudien - intermedial und interkulturell: Modul 8

Content

In this seminar, we will try to analyse in which way contemporary English literature reflects predominant themes, philosophies, theories, scientific notions, moral problems and religious issues of the 21^st^ century. Since the seminar intends to widen the scope of those questions discussed in the lecture 'Ian McEwan', we will choose McEwan's concept of 'consilience' as a starting point. We will read and interpret texts from the literary work of Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jeanette Winterson, Nick Hornby, and Graham Swift.

Additional information

Expected participants: 20