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ENGL 3306 Reading the Atomic Age (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This class will consider the literature and culture of Cold War-era America and Britain, paying special attention to the place of nuclear weapons and nuclear power within the culture of the time. We will study the political, social and cultural history of the period in both Britain and America in order to explore and analyze the ways that literature and film, particularly, emerge from historical reality in forms that can challenge the status-quo. Possible topics include apocalyptic science fiction and the representation of nuclear protest groups. Texts may include:, The Four-Gated City, Kiss Me Deadly, Underworld and Godzilla.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rowena Clarke

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17