ENGL 550 A: Studies in Narrative

The Novel: 20th and 21st Century Favorites

Meeting Time: 
TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
PDL A216
Joint Sections: 
SLAVIC 490 A, C LIT 570 A
Gordana P Crnkovic

Syllabus Description:

The Novel: 20th and 21st Century Favorites

Professor Gordana Crnković

C LIT 570, ENGL 550, SLV 490


General Course Description

What makes a novel so special that it ends up on the “10 Books I Must Have on a Desert Island” list of generations upon generations of readers across the world? We shall look at a few novels and at the relationship between their aesthetic excellence and their long-lasting popularity. Writers include Hemingway, Baldwin, Steinbeck, Hrabal, Krleža, Õnnepalu, and Szabó.  While the course may briefly engage some major classic theories of the novel (e.g., by Frye or Bakhtin), it will chiefly be centered on an in-depth study and close reading of the literary works.

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August 2, 2019 - 11:00pm