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ENGL 4461 Regionalism in America (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

“North, South, East, West: Explain.”
Everybody knows what a “Western” is—the frontier, Indians, adventure, the Code of the West—but what about “Easterns” or “Northerns” or “Southerns”? This course explores the concept of literary regionalism developed by Leslie Fiedler in The Return of the Vanishing American to explore the geography of a fictional America. Readings will include fiction by Jack Schaefer and Thomas Pynchon; Poe, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor; Hemingway, Edith Wharton and Louise Erdrich.

Instructor(s): James Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17