Contemporary Literature

Welcome to Mr. Lally’s Contemporary Literature page

Spring 2017 Syllabus


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


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