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Seats Still Available in ENG 638: Global CitiesTuesday, April 25, 2017
Cities dazzle, concentrate, and attract. But cities also oppress, divide, and repel. This class explores the very concept of “the city,” with particular attention to the topics of globalization, migration, and gentrification. Some of the “global cities” examined include San Francisco, London, Manila, and New York. Course materials draw from a variety of texts, ranging from fiction (Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners) to visual media (the Humans of New York photoblog) to critical theory (Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project). Fulfills global literatures requirement for English majors concentrating in Literature.