Reading Literary Texts: Utopian and Dystopian Literature (Szövegolvasó szeminárium: Utópikus és disztópikus irodalom) in spring 2015
Czigányik Zsolt, Wed 08:30–10:00, R423/a, host: DES (R338)
3-credit lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-211 213 215
description & set texts
This course is intended to be a (hopefully enjoyable) blend of a lecture and a seminar. Students are expected to read the full English texts of the literary works assigned for the course and take part in the discussions that will follow. The set texts which represent some of the most interesting specimens of the utopian tradition (to be finalised later according to student interest, modification possible!): Thomas More, Utopia; Francis Bacon, New Atlantis; Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels; H. G. Wells, The Time Machine; Aldous Huxley, Brave New World; George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four; Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange. David MITCHELL, Cloud Atlas
requirements & assessment
Participation is necessary. Students are expected to be familiar with the texts during the discussions. Assessment is based on participation in class discussions; a valuable oral presentation or a home essay