English 132

The American Novel

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2017 Goble, Mark
MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 2 Le Conte

Book List

Egan, Jennifer: A Visit from the Goon Squad; Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying; Howells, William Dean: The Rise of Silas Lapham; Morrison, Toni: Beloved; O'Connor, Flannery: Wise Blood; Pynchon, Thomas: The Crying of Lot 49; Robinson, Marilynne: Housekeeping; Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth; Whitehead, Colson: Zone One


This course is 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 that highlight some of the most significant developments in novel form, as well as the cultural and historical contexts they illuminate. 

Discussion Sections

101 Artiz, Ernest T.
F 2-3 151 Barrows
102 Crisostomo, Johaina Katinka Basilio
F 2-3 155 Barrows
103 Hu, Jane
F 2-3 175 Barrows

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