ENGL-262 The Modern American Novel
Professor del Gizzo
This course is a study of selected novels from the first half of the twentieth century. The novels will be examined in relation to the rise of Modern America, including the decline of agrarian culture, the rise of urban living, boom/bust economic cycles, etc., while also considering issues of race, class, and gender. Readings may include, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Willa Cather's The Professor's House, Nathaniel West's Day of the Locust, and Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man. The course will also include secondary critical and theoretical readings on the novel as a genre and the dynamics of the modern American novel in particular.
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Fall '04: del Gizzo, Suzanne (web site, description)
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