Following Faulkner: Nathanael West, Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, and Toni Morrison
Listed in: English, as ENGL-352
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Joanne Creighton (Section 01)
Studying selected works of five major twentieth-century fiction writers, this course looks at American themes and modernist techniques that infuse the work of William Faulkner and those who came after him. Black humor, grotesqueries, religious symbolism, apocalyptic transformations, shifting points of view, unreliable narration, and other distinctive elements complicate and enrich our reading of these texts. We will puzzle through them together in a course that is primarily discussion and which includes two short papers, a midterm, and a final exam.
Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Five College Professor Creighton.
If Overenrolled: Preference given to English majors.
Offerings2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014