English 166

Special Topics: Narrating the Nation


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2012 Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati
TTh 12:30-2 210 Wheeler

Book List

Coetzee, J: Disgrace; Danticat, E: The Dew Breaker; Diaz, J: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Fitzgerald, F. S.: The Great Gatsby; Flaubert, G: Madame Bovary; Forster, E. M.: Howards End; Mukherjee, B: Jasmine; Rushdie, S: Shame; Smith, Z: White Teeth

Description

This course will focus on each novelist’s invention of, or critique of, national identity myths in a time of national crisis. Students will explore the intimate connection between choice of narrative strategy and construction of meaning.

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