Don DeLillo's 21st century fiction

Course Dates: 02/05/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Katie Da Cunha Lewin

Over the course of his career, Don DeLillo has produced an extraordinary range of novels which examine what it means to think, to feel and to be. This day-long course gives you a change to study his work, contexts, and influences.

Description

What is the course about?

Don DeLillo has been writing fiction since the 1960s, and is still writing at this present moment. In this one-day course we think about what his depiction of the 21st century can tell us about the world and ourselves. We will look at extracts from his novels, and through close reading, describe and discuss his style, themes and concerns. We will discuss key themes from this period of his work, including art, death, technology and trauma.

Tutor biography

Katie Da Cunha Lewin is a teacher and researcher based in London. She has a PhD in literature, focussing on the novels of J.M. Coetzee and Don DeLillo. She is the co-editor of Don DeLillo: Contemporary Critical Perspectives published by Bloomsbury and recently wrote an entry on Don DeLillo for the Dictionary of Literary Biography. In addition to teaching at City Lit, Katie teaches courses on literature, theory and film at the University of Sussex, Bishopsgate, the IF Project and Picturehouse Cinemas.

What will we cover?

We will be primarily looking at Falling Man (2006) as well as extracts from the following novels:

The Body Artist (2001)
Cosmopolis (2003)
Point Omega (2010)
Zero K (2016).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Talk confidently about important contexts for DeLillo’s work
- Evaluate and analyse texts more confidently
- Identify key themes in DeLillo’s post-millennium work
- Consider new contexts for the novel in the 21st century.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

- Talk confidently about important contexts for DeLillo’s work
- Evaluate and analyse texts more confidently
- Identify key themes in DeLillo’s post-millennium work
- Consider new contexts for the novel in the 21st century.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will be taught with some mini-introductory lectures, as well as group discussion. There will also be pair and group work. You will need to read Falling Man in advance of the class and bring some ideas for discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A copy of the book or your course pack (pack provided by the lecturer).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look for literature courses under Humanities in the prospectus and under History, Culture and Writing on the web at www.citylit.ac.uk.

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Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: HLT96

Sat, day, 02 May - 02 May '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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