ENG 410: Advanced Studies in Author: Novels of the 20th-Century American South

 

Dr. 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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