Global Novel (ENG 444/ASA 444, Prof. Nadal): In Conversation with Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs

Dec. 12, 2019

Students from Professor Paul Nadal’s ENG 444/ASA 444 Global Novel seminar celebrated the end of semester with novelist Karan Mahajan.

Course Description of Global Novel (ENG 444/ASA 444):

How do novels represent the global? How have new media systems and economic exchange transformed not only the way novels are produced and distributed but also the internal form of the literary works themselves? This course examines how writers register the interconnected nature of modern life and the narrative strategies that they invent to make sense of migration, war, urbanization, and financialization. Students will learn interdisciplinary methods for reading literature's potential for sociological and historical knowledge by considering how the global novel grapples with empire and what political futures it forecloses and opens up.