This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2021-2022

ENGL 13186-14: Spy Fictions

Instructor: Ian Newman

In this course we will examine a range of novels which might loosely be understood as “spy fiction,” yet each of them has a different understanding of what it means to spy. We will ask what these novels can tell us about the relationship between literature and history, and what they reveal about ways of looking and narrative point of view. This course will be discussion based and will require regular written assignments designed to hone critical reading skills.