ENGLISH 362 - The American Novel
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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This class satisfies the American Literature requirement for English concentrators. .

May not be repeated for credit.
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This course offers students an opportunity to explore key features of the almost infinitely flexible genre known as the novel. We will read a variety of rather different types of novels, focusing on matters such as perspective; voice; plot; character; and symbolism. We will also consider how American writers have used the genre of the novel to respond to specific social, political, and cultural developments. Among the writers we will study are Dashiell Hammett, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jean Toomer, Philip Roth, Gloria Naylor, and Sherman Alexie.

Writing assignments will include a midterm and final, and one or two short (4-5 pp.) papers.

ENGLISH 362 - The American Novel
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0613640128
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Author: Mark Twain ; with an introduction by John Seelye ; notes by Guy Cardwell., Publisher: Penguin Books 2003
ISBN: 0356196941
The Great Gatsby., Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald ; with an introduction by Matthew J. Bruccoli., Publisher: Scribner 1991
ISBN: 9780140066906
The women of Brewster Place, Author: Naylor, Gloria., Publisher: Penguin Books 1983
ISBN: 0312424094
Housekeeping : [a novel], Author: Marilynne Robinson., Publisher: Picador 1st Picado 2004
ISBN: 9780451529305
Little women, Author: Louisa May Alcott ; with a new afterword by Susan Straight., Publisher: Signet Classic 2004
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