ENGL 305
The American Modernist Novel
Last Offered Spring 2024
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

For the purposes of this course, the American modernist novel will include prose fiction written between 1910 and 1940 by such writers as Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Toomer, and William Faulkner. The emphasis will be on formal prose experimentation for the sake of representing new realities: radical re-conceptions of race and gender, revolutionary technologies such as the car or telephone, the Great War discrediting of all forms of authority. Newly unmoored questions of how to lead a life or organize a society are reflected by a set of unique innovations in how to write a novel.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 3783
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Three papers of ascending weight in determining the final grade, 3-4 pp., 4-5 pp., 5-7 pp. Class participation is expected and rewarded.
Prerequisites: 100-level English course or permission of instructor.
Enrollment Preferences: English majors; prospective English majors; American Studies majors.
Distributions: Division I

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