Modern and Contemporary Literature

Arts and Humanities

Modern and Contemporary Literature

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    Arts and Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Timothy Watson
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    • Location: 401 Ashe
  • Recommended for
    students interested in literature who wish to improve their writing and need courses to fulfill the university writing requirement.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 1

Cognate Categories


The period since the early 1900s has been one of tremendous literary innovation during which cultural traditions and taboos have been challenged. This cognate is devoted to the study of American, British, and world literature from the era of literary Modernism, during the first half of the twentieth century, to the present day. Students will be able to study important authors (such as James Joyce and V.S. Naipaul), developments in regional literatures (including Caribbean and Irish literatures), and important ideas in relationship with literature (such as feminism, postcolonial theory, and psychoanalysis).

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Complete exactly 1 of the following option groups:

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