English 132

American Novel

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2013 Gordon, Zachary
TTh 12:30-2 390 Hearst Mining

Book List

DeLillo, Don: White Noise; Faulkner, William: Absalom, Absalom!; Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby; Hurston, Zora Neale: Their Eyes Were Watching God; James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady; Morrison, Toni: Jazz; Pynchon, Thomas: The Crying of Lot 49; West, Nathanael: Miss Lonelyhearts and the Day of the Locust


This course will explore eight major American novels.  There will be two papers, a midterm, and a final exam.

Note:  The instructor (and book list and course description) of this course changed in June.  There has been no change in the meeting time or location, however.

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