English 132

The American Novel

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2017 Goble, Mark

MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 2 Le Conte American Literature

Book List

Egan, Jennifer: A Visit from the Goon Squad; Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying; Howells, William Dean: The Rise of Silas Lapham; Morrison, Toni: Beloved; O'Connor, Flannery: Wise Blood; Pynchon, Thomas: The Crying of Lot 49; Robinson, Marilynne: Housekeeping; Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth; Whitehead, Colson: Zone One


This course is a survey of major American novels from the late-nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on realism, naturalism, and modernism. Rather than trace a single history of the novel in this period, we will explore a range of genres that highlight some of the most significant developments in novel form, as well as the cultural and historical contexts they illuminate. 

Discussion Sections

101 No instructor assigned yet.
F 2-3 151 Barrows
102 No instructor assigned yet.
F 2-3 155 Barrows
103 No instructor assigned yet.
F 2-3 175 Barrows

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
132/1 The American Novel Goble, Mark

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