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ENGL 4403 Hauntings: 20th Century Southern Fiction (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will survey twentieth century Southern fiction, with an emphasis on the haunting role of memory, religion and history. We will explore issues of war, race, class, gender and community. Finally, we will ask how Southern literature is struggling to find new modes of representing both its ghosts and its hope for the future. Readings include novels and short stories by Charles Chesnutt, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Katherine Ann Porter, Toni Morrison, Wendell Berry, Cormac McCarthy and Barry Hannah.


Instructor(s): Maureen Benes

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13