Jun 26, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGH 312 - The Global City in Modern and Contemporary Fiction

4 credits
Speaking of the rapid urbanization of our world over the last forty-fifty years, Mike Davis points out that cities are growing by 60 million people per year. What is urbanization and how might we understand the growing cities of our time? This class will contextualize contemporary urbanization by looking at how twentieth- and twenty-first-century texts represent urban centers from London to Lagos. Writers may include Jacob Riis, Virginia Woolf, Rohinton Mistry, Frantz Fanon, Mike Davis, and David Harvey. Students will consider how their writing is in conversation with films theorizing modernization and urbanization—from Modern Times to District 9. Prerequisite: ENGH 150  



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