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ENGL 8807 Globalization and Culture (Fall: 1 )


Course Description

This class investigates the cultural dynamics of globalization. We will explore how works of culture imagine the issues raised by globalization, and how they are products and agents of globalization. We will begin by defining globalization and considering its different historical periods. Did it begin in the fifteenth century, the nineteenth century, 1945, or the 1970s? From there we will explore a variety of theoretical approaches to globalization drawn from the fields of English, anthropology, cultural studies, and film studies. We will explore each of these theoretical models through specific works of culture, including movies, novels, short stories, travel narratives.


Instructor(s): Christina Klein

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13