Cash 3 credits
English 410: Novels of the 20th-Century American South will include both well-known novels and those lesser-known or even ignored but of classic stature. Students will read the following works: Light in August (1932) and Absalom, Absalom! (1934) by William Faulkner; All the King’s Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren; Invisible Man (1952) by Ralph Ellison; The Velvet Horn (1957) by Andrew Lytle; The Optimist’s Daughter (1972) by Eudora Welty; Sophie’s Choice (1979) by William Styron; Suttree (1979) by Cormac McCarthy; and The Good Husband (1994) by Gail Godwin. Students will produce reading journals on each of the novels, four formal papers, and a 2,500 word research article in the course along with daily assignments in a course based on full student participation.
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