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Fall 2017-2018
* ENG 357 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in American Literature - Henry James and William Faulkner

Lee C. Mitchell

This course examines the careers of two of America's most accomplished novelists. Manifest differences aside, both authors were obsessed with the ensnaring effects of plot, prompting both to imagine fictional realms that are as much "designs" on the reader as on characters.

Sample reading list:
James, The American
James, The Turn of the Screw
James, The Ambassadors
Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, Light in August
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
250 pages of reading per week, midterm paper (5 pp).

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Final Exam - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
Department Distribution: American Foundation

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21045 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th        Enrolled:10 Limit:60
21046 P99 TBA        Enrolled:10 Limit: