EN223: Hippies, Punks and Rude Boys

In the years after World War II, youth culture became a significant part of British life. Year by year, decade by decade, new cultural types emerged: angry young men, mods, hippies, rude boys, punks, skinheads. In this class, students consider how these social types are represented by the literature of the period. Doing so provides us with a vantage point for considering the intersection of social identities (race, class, gender, sexuality) and the relationship between literary culture and wider cultural and historical trends.

Offered: Every year, Fall
UC: Humanities, Intercultural Understanding