E 377K • The American Novel after 1920
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
In this course we will be reading seven contemporary American fiction writers whose narratives represent the contemporary American scene, roughly 1960 to the present.
Three take-home examinations:
Exam #1 25%
Exam #2 30%
Exam #3 35%
Class Participation 10%
Attendance: Students are allowed three unexcused absences during the semester.
Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus
Toni Morrison, Sula
Don DeLillo, The Names
Lorrie Moore, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Michael Chabon, Werewolves in Their Youth: a short story collection
Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
Russell Banks, Continental Drift