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ENGL 4484 The American Novel in the Last Century (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will explore how American writers have used the novel to represent issues of space, immigration, regional identity, race and family in the last century. We'll frame our discussions with historical and cultural context and trace various manifestations of modernist and postmodern literary thought and practice. Particular areas of interest will be individual versus collective identities, the lasting effects of trauma, the role of language in making sense of the past, and definitions of love.


Instructor(s): Maureen Benes

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13