Literature and Terrorism, Spring 2015
                    
                    
Robert Appelbaum
                    robert.appelbaum@engelska.uu.se
                    Room 16-1059
                    Wednesdays, 14:15 – 16:00 and as noted

                    Requirements: One 20-minute presentation = 20%
                    Midterm paper  (5 pages, on topic TBA) = 20%
                    Final paper  (10 pages, on original topic) = 60%


Although the title of this course is "Literature and Terrorism," it really ought to be "English Literature  and Terrorism,"
or even "Some English Literature and Terrorism". Our departmental structure requires that this course be limited to
books written in the British Isles or its former colonies excluding the Americas. Our brief time for this course requires
that this course be only a brief survey. I am sorry we were not able to fit in the sixteenth or eighteenth centuries.  


                    Main texts:

                    Ian McEwan, Saturday (2005)
                    Robin Soans, Talking to Terrorists (2005)
                    Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001)
                    Doris Lessing, The Good Terrorist (1985)
                    Graham Greene, The Quiet American (1955)
                    Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent. A Simple Tale (1906)
                    Robert Louis and Fanny Stevenson, More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter (1885)
                    John Milton, Samson Agonistes (1674)
                    The Bible, Judges 13 - 16
                    Moshin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007)

            
                    1.      Wed 2015-03-25    
                             Orientation: “Explosion at the King David Hotel”; from The Age of Austerity
                             13:15 – 14:00 Note time

                    2.     Wed 2015-04-01
                            McEwan, Saturday
    
                    3.     Wed 2015-04-08          
                            Soans, Talking to Terrorists
                            McDonagh, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
                            Poems on The Troubles, to be handed out
                            Film showing, time TBA: Jordan, The Crying Game

                    4.     Wed 2015-04-15
                            Doris Lessing, The Good Terrorist (1985)

                    5.     Wed 2015-04-22
                            Graham Greene, The Quiet American (1955)

                    6.     Wed 2015-04-29
                            Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent. A Simple Tale (1906)
                            Film showing, time TBA: Hitchcock, Saboteur

                    7.     Wed 2015-05-06
                            Midterm paper due. Film showing TBA.

                    8.     Wed 2015-05-13
                            The Stevensons, More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

                     9.    Wed 2015-05-20        
                            John Milton, Samson Agonistes (1674)
                            Judges 13 – 16

                    10.   Wed 2015-05-27
                            Moshin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007)

                    Final Paper Due: Wednesday, June 10