American Fiction from James to Pynchon|
Fall 2008 not offered
A survey of American fiction in the first two thirds of the 20th century, with attention to literary history and cultural contexts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
James, THE JOLLY CORNER; Wharton, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH; Cather, O PIONEERS!; Hemingway, IN OUR TIME; Fitzgerald, THE GREAT GATSBY; Larsen, PASSING; Faulkner, ABSALOM, ABSALOM!; Ellison, INVISIBLE MAN; Roth, GOODBYE, COLUMBUS; Bellow, HERZOG; Pynchon, THE CRYING OF LOT 49.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One brief paper (approximately 5 pp.), one longer paper (approximately 10 pp.), midterm and final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a reading-intensive course. Students will be expected to keep up with assignments and contribute to discussion.
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