The course will explore work of contemporary novelists who draw from both eastern and western influences, stories that dwell beyond natural laws of time and space. The class will consider how these authors expose and influence the changing face of our global community in the twenty-first century. These novels wrestle with issues of personal and collective memory, accountability, interconnection, and the influence of one's choices and actions on future generations. We will take this discussion and shift into critical reflection on personal and collective accountability toward the sustenance of community, connecting individual choices and actions with local and global consequences. The HP1 Section is an Honors Program Section for Honors Program students, by permit only. For more information on that section, contact Nicole Leonard.