English 255: Post-apocalyptic Fiction.

Detailed study of modern depictions in literature of the end-of-days and the trending post-apocalyptic genre. Students evaluate texts under the literary constructs of plot and subplot, device, character, setting and author intent; enhance their understanding of the works through lenses of current events and social, political, and historical context; examine and discuss other mediums of the theme (television and film), including relevant analysis of other works in the genre, such as its Young Adult counterparts (Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, Pure Trilogy, etc); and experiment with their own perceptions of the apocalypse via a creative project. Prerequisite: Writing 101.

Course Information
  • Credit:3
  • Term:Spring
Instructors
Chandra Hoffman
Department
English

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