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ENGL 7015 Everyday Fictions (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This graduate seminar will focus on the representation of ordinary, everyday life in modern and contemporary fiction by writers including Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Nella Larsen, Marilynne Robinson, Don DeLillo, Richard Ford, Jhumpa Lahiri and others. In shifting the lens of analysis from the tragic, the unexpected and the dramatic to the lived experience of the everyday, we will raise questions about the nature of literary representation, the construction of narrative, and the potential of literature to capture the rhythms of ordinary life.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Laura Tanner

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jan-14