Spring 2007 not offered
Despite the threat to history that some critics see lurking in postmodernism, much recent American fiction is preoccupied with the past. This course will explore the different kinds of historicism fostered by contemporary novelists. What visions of American history do these novels construct and contest? How, if at all, do they change our notion of what counts as history? This course will try to understand what is at stake in the turn to history and how it shapes our understanding of the postmodern.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Selected criticism and theory.
Norman Mailer, ARMIES OF THE NIGHT
Toni Morrison, BELOVED
Don DeLillo, LIBRA
Phillip Roth, AMERICAN PASTORAL
Michael Ondaatje, COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER
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One short and one long essay, mutiple resposne papers
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This course is open to majors and non-majors.
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