Postwar American Writers: Philip Roth and Don DeLillo|
Fall 2011 not offered
This course centers on two prolific and influential authors of the late 20th and the early 21st centuries. We will read widely in their bodies of work, including early, middle, and late fiction.
This course will focus on the interpretation of literary texts and how their meaning is determined in relationship to critical and biographical work on the authors.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Various works by both authors, most likely including but not limited to:
Roth, GOODBYE COLUMBUS, PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT, THE GHOST WRITER, THE HUMAN STAIN; DeLillo, AMERICANA, WHITE NOISE, THE NAMES, UNDERWORLD.
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This course will entail a semester-long research project in addition to numerous shorter essays
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the English department's research seminar requirement for senior thesis writers.
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