The Nobel Writers: Literary Institutions and the Literary Canon|
Fall 2017 not offered
Through analysis of selected texts, primarily by writers from the Americas, this course addresses the institution of the Nobel Prize as a mechanism regulating the production literature, the literary marketplace, and the literary canon. The aims of the course are threefold: the pleasure of reading selected Nobel Prize-winning texts, an understanding of literature as shaped by and shaping global cultures, and a skills set for the analysis of literary texts.
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William Faulkner, THE SOUND AND THE FURY
Ernest Hemingway, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
Harold Pinter, THE HOMECOMING
V.S. Naipaul, A HOUSE FOR MS. BISWAS
John Coetzee, DISGRACE
Toni Morrison, TAR BABY
Doris Lessing, THE FIFTH CHILD
Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers, A WRITER'S REFERENCE
James F. English, THE ECONOMY OF PRESTIGE
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Three essays (5 pages each), three revisions, quizzes, and responses.
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THIS SECTION IS A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (FYS) CLASS.