Introductory course. History and social contexts often have important impacts on literature and art in a particular period, but it is often only after the fact that we see how literature can be defined by an age. Provides an in-depth study of 1 decade in literature. Depending on the instructor and the section, students may study the murder, jazz and mayhem of the Roaring `20s in America or the money-obsessed post-imperial culture of the Big `80s in England. Through an analysis of history, politics, art and music along with the literature of the period, students gain a better understanding of the ways culture does (or does not) influence art. May be taken a second time with a different decade. Fall of odd years.
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.