ENG 412

Course Code: ENG 412
Course Name:
Bestseller Fiction
Credit Hours:
Detailed Syllabus:

Bestseller Fiction reads four post-modern novels (Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Seventee by Kenzaburo Oe, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Passion by Jeanette Winterson) connected by a persistent theme of violence, often as a strange counterpart of love. The books, representing four continents and cultures will be read in a comparative spirit with a focus on reading techniques, especially basic narrative structures and strategies.  Additionally, one may also discuss notions of mythology, zeitgeist, universality, and any other concepts suggested by the readings.  Course is recommended for English department students in the fourth year and other advanced students with high English aptitude.