Contemporary Literature

Who are we, really?

Contemporary Literature is intended for junior and senior students who enjoy reading, and would like to study literature published in the twenty-first century. A central question to this class will be to decipher who we are today, and to look at how authors are addressing our current  zeitgeist through their fiction. This course also introduces recent patterns or changes in literature, poetry and literary theory. Students will read a range of novels, poetry, short stories and essays from a diverse group of cutting-edge writers, and the class will frequently hold “book club” style discussions, reflecting upon the themes, style and form of the various reading assignments.

This course is currently the only literature-based course offered for juniors and seniors.

Grades: 11, 12

BOOK AND FILM LIST (Click on images to open a slideshow with more information)

(Course will include one additional novel, to be determined at a future date)

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