Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $200
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $220
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
In this course, we will read and discuss three beautifully written and complex novels of the late twentieth century: Waiting for the Barbarians, by South African writer J.M. Coetzee; The God of Small Things, by Indian writer Arundhati Roy; and Reading in the Dark, by Irish writer Seamus Deane. Each of these novels is concerned with broken colonial societies in which the recent or distant past continues to haunt the present. Throughout the course, we will consider how these novels illuminate political and personal complications that arose in many late twentieth-century cultures.
Six sessions. E - $200, L - $220
Laura MacKay Hansen holds a PhD in English and American literature from New York University and has taught at New York University, Brooklyn College, North Park University, and Beloit College.
- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things, Harper Collins, 1997. ISBN: 0-06-097749-3
- J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians, Penguin Books; Reprint edition, 2010. ISBN: 978-0143116929
- Seamus Deane, Reading in the Dark, Knopf Doubleday, 1998. ISBN: 978-0375700231
- A course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee due at that time. *Please note that you can obtain the electronic copy of the course packet for no additional cost.
- For the first class, please read the first three chapters (pp. 1-87) from the novel Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M.Coetzee.