Contemporary British Prose
(Kortárs brit próza) in spring 2015
, Mon 12:00–13:30
lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-211 213 215
description & set texts
During the semester we would like to read and discuss in detail some of the most important British novels written in the second part of the 20th and in the 21st century.
The course is meant to accompany (yet not copy) the contemporary English literature lecture course, yet it can be taken freely without (before or after) taking the lecture course.
List of readings (subject to change and the decision of students):
John Fowles: The French Lieutenant's Woman;
Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange;
Salman Rushdie: Midnight's Children;
Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber;
Julian Barnes: A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
Tibor Fischer: Under the Frog;
Amy Sackville: The Still Point;
David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas
requirements & assessment
This is not a lecture course but a discussion group, therefore those who feel uncertain in speaking up in front of the class will need to take extra efforts.
Assessment is based on class performance and either a valuable presentation during the course or an in-class essay by the end of the term. Class attendance is compulsory.