2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 24, 2022  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 214H - Conspiracy in Literature/Film


Credits: Four (4)
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
This class will closely examine recent (1968-present) American novels and films in order to understand the conventions and contemporary appeal of the conspiracy narrative. The class will take an interdisciplinary approach: novels may include Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49, Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo, Margaret Atwood’s Bodily Harm, Don DeLillo’s Libra, Chang-Rae Lee’s Native Speaker, and Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. In addition, films may include The Parallax View, The Manchurian Candidate, The Matrix, The Truman Show, and The Stepford Wives.
Cross-listed: HUM-214H