English 165

Special Topics: Modern California Books and Movies


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
7 Fall 2015 Starr, George A.
Tuesdays 6-9 P.M. 203 Wheeler American Literature
Novel
Poetry
Film
Special Topics

Book List

Chandler, R.: The Big Sleep; Dick, Philip K.: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; Didion, J.: Slouching Towards Bethlehem; Stegner, W.: The Angle of Repose; West, N.: The Day of the Locust

Other Readings and Media

In addition to the books listed, there will be poetry by R. Jeffers, W. Everson, J. Spicer, T. Gunn and R. Hass, essays by J. Cain, M. Davis, C. McWilliams, E. Wilson, etc., and some short stories.

Description

Besides discussing fiction and poetry with Western settings, and essays that attempt to identify or explain distinctive regional characteristics, this course will include consideration of various movies shaped by and shaping conceptions of California, such as Sunset Boulevard and Chinatown.

This section of English 165 is open to English majors only.

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Spring, 2018
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165/3 Special Topics: Is It Useless To Revolt? Goldsmith, Steven
165/4 Special Topics: Neo-Slave Narratives JanMohamed, Abdul R.
165/5 Special Topics: Incarcerations: The Literature of (Physical, Mental, Spiritual) Imprisonment Padilla, Genaro M.
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165/1 Special Topics: Genres of Free Speech Lavery, Jos
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Spring, 2017
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165/1 Special Topics: The Graphic Memoir Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
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Fall, 2016
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165/1 Special Topics: Telling Stories: The Power of Narrative in Academic Writing Donegan, Kathleen
Spring, 2016
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165/1 Special Topics: Arthurian Medievalisms No instructor assigned yet.
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165/3 Special Topics: Oscar Wilde and the Nineteenth Century Lavery, Jos
165/4 Special Topics: Representing Non-Human Life in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain Picciotto, Joanna M
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165/1 Special Topics: Contemporary Poetry Gaydos, Rebecca
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165/2 Special Topics Thomas-Bignami, Ian M.
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165/3 Special Topics Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
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165/1 Special Topics: American Modernism Goble, Mark
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