Sep 25, 2020  
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies 
    
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AREL 828 - Ways of Looking at Fiction

3 credits
This course offers a survey of both short and long fiction and introduces a number of critical approaches to that fiction. The purpose of the course is: to rough out a historical development by looking at texts through the “isms” (e.g. realism, regionalism, etc.) they occupy as well as those they challenge and/or revise, to scrutinize the permutations of a form (the Bildungsroman) over time and in the hands of different writers. Texts range from “classic” short works such as Faulkner’s Barn Burning to novellas such as James’s The Turn of the Screw to contemporary novels such as Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. The reading load will at times be heavy, but always enjoyable.



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