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This course will examine the works of Hanif Kureishi and Salman Rushdie. Both men have made an impact on British cultural life as a novelists, essayists, screenwriters, actors, and filmmakers. We will pay special attention to the themes of nationalism, immigration, and sexuality as we study the author’s politics and aesthetics of representation. The range of his writings will also allow us to reflect on questions of genre and form. The readings will include novels (The Black Album, The Buddha of Suburbia, Something to Tell You, Satanic Verses, Midnight’s Children) as well as essays (“The Rainbow Sign,” “Nothing is Sacred”) films (Sammie and Rosie Get Laid, My Beautiful Laundrette, Midnight’s Children).