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ENGL 5539 Advanced Topic Seminar: History, Memory & Culture in American Literature (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course focuses on nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, memoir, and experimental nonfiction, examining what writers and critics have had to say about the psychological and narrative dimensions of memory in American literature. Texts considered include Willa Cather's My Antonia (a novel made to look like a memoir); Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway's modernist fiction; Fae Mae Ng's Bone (a book narrated in reverse time); war memoirs by Stephen Crane, Dexter Filkins, or Michael Herr; and Walter Benjamin's, Tillie Olsen's or John Edgar Wideman's blending of ethnic autobiography and experimental fiction.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Christopher Wilson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17