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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 219
Fiction Since 1960

Students will read late 20th- and early 21st-century works of fiction, many of which explore how public events impinge on private lives in times of intense historical pressure. Close reading and discussion, midterm and final exams, and a term paper that makes some use of secondary sources. Graduate students in ENG 219 will give oral reports on secondary texts. Primary texts by such writers as James Baldwin, Raymond Carver, Edward P. Jones, Jhumpa Lahiri, Gabriel García Márquez, Lorrie Moore, Michael Ondaatje, Jean Rhys, Marilynne Robinson, and Tobias Wolff.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:

Cornelia Nixon

Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17