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Week 1: Introduction to North American Literature

Tuesday 5 October, 10.30-11.00am, R.014 (Ramphal Building)

This will be a short introductory session in which I will sort students into seminar groups, distribute materials and explain the structure of the course.

I will give out photocopies of Walt Whitman's poems, to be studied in weeks 2 and 3, as well as the course booklet. In the meantime, you can find all of the information contained in the course booklet (syllabus, essay questions etc) on this website and you can also find here links to Whitman's poetry, biography etc online.

Books to Buy

John Updike, Rabbit, Run (1960)

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses (1992)

Cormac McCarthy, The Road (2006)

(for Introduction to Latin American Literature, Spring Term)

Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)

Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits (1982)


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