English 132

The American Novel

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2016 Goble, Mark
MW 3-4; discussion sections F 3-4 141 McCone

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A survey of major American novels from the late-nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on realism, naturalism, and modernism. Rather than trace a single history of the novel in this period, we will explore a range of genres—including works of popular fiction--that highlight some of the most significant developments in novel form, as well as the cultural and historical contexts they illuminate.  

Readings will include texts by Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, Paule Marshall, Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, and Marilynne Robinson.

Discussion Sections

101 Callender, Brandon
F 3-4 121 Wheeler
102 Alexander, Edward Sterling
F 3-4 24 Wheeler
103 Dimitriou, Aristides
F 3-4 242 Dwinelle

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