The American Novel Since 1945

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In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period, focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones. The course concludes with a contemporary novel chosen by the students in the class.

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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Richard Wright
Flannery O'Connor
Wise Blood
Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita
Jack Kerouac
On the Road

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Lecture 1 Introductions

Lecture 2 Richard Wright, Black Boy

Lecture 3 Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

Lecture 4 Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood (cont.)

Lecture 5 Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Lecture 6 Guest Lecture by Andrew Goldstone

Lecture 7 Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (cont.)

Lecture 8 Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Lecture 9 Jack Kerouac, On the Road (cont.)

Lecture 10 J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Lecture 11 John Barth, Lost in the Funhouse

Lecture 12 Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

Lecture 13 Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Lecture 14 Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior

Lecture 15 Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Lecture 16 Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (cont.)

Lecture 17 Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

Lecture 18 Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (cont.)

Lecture 19 Philip Roth, The Human Stain

Lecture 20 Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)

Lecture 21 Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)

Lecture 22 Edward P. Jones, The Known World

Lecture 23 Edward P. Jones, The Known World (cont.)

Lecture 24 Students' Choice Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Lecture 25 Students' Choice Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated (cont.)

Lecture 26 Review for Final Exam

Exam 1 Final Exam