Course Code: 3XAT10C19
Start Date: 22/04/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Time: 10.00 - 12.00 a.m.
In the years following the Second World War, and with the Cold War at its height, many writers were preoccupied with ideas about the breakdown of society and the consequences of life following a nuclear conflict. Nobel-prize winning author William Golding in The Lord of the Flies (1954) and popular novelist Nevil Shute, who had worked as a senior engineer on the R100 airship at Cardington, in On the Beach (1957), wrote two of the most powerful post-war novels that dealt directly with these issues. In this course we will investigate their fictions and how they gave expression to an uncertain period in our recent history.