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Syllabus 2014-15

Below is the new syllabus for 2014-15. You won't have to purchase every text mentioned here, just the novels; the others will be supplied as downloads or by email. If you have any questions please contact me:

Autumn Term

Week 1: Introduction to Twentieth-Century America:
Stephen's groups: download presentation here
Week 2: Willa Cather, My Ántonia (1918)

Week 3: Nella Larsen, Passing (1929) and Alain Locke, ‘The New Negro’ (1925)

Week 5: William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying (1930)

Week 6: Reading week

Week 7: James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)
Week 9: Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957)

Week 10: Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)
Stephen's groups: download presentation here


Spring Term

Week 1: N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn (1968)
Week 2: Michael Herr, Dispatches (1977)
Week 4: Don DeLillo, White Noise (1985)

Week 5: Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (1985)

Week 6: Reading week

Week 7: Toni Morrison, Jazz (1992)

Week 8: Art Spiegelman, Maus [Vol. I and II] (1991)

Week 9: Gish Jen, Typical American (1992)

Week 10: Tony Kushner, Angels in America (1991)