In this section of ENG 4730/4731, we will focus on a range of American prize-winning (or otherwise interesting in a literary, historical, or cultural sense) novels from the last half-century or so. Possible novels may include John Williams’s Butcher’s Crossing, Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Don DeLillo’s White Noise, Marianne Robinson’s Gilead, among others. Where film adaptations exist, we’ll take a look at clips from those as well. Course requirements will include short written responses to one reading assignment per week, one short paper, and one longer research paper.
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