2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 214H - Conspiracy in Literature/Film

Credits: Four (4)
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
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program