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American literature : Contemporary American Fiction

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2010 -> 2010

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


This course will explore the diverse landscape of contemporary literature in North America, mainly through the form of the short story. Authors will include Annie Proulx, David Foster Wallace, Lydia Davis, Dorothy Allison, Maxine Hong Kingston, Tim O'Brien, and Octavia Butler. Designed specifically for Master's students, the aims of the class are to expose advanced students to the principle trends, forms and genres of contemporary fiction in the United States (and Canada), including the recent wave of multicultural and experimental (some call them post-postmodern) writers. Students will also strengthen their critical reading, thinking and rhetorical speaking skills through class discussions, which will be lead by students themselves.


Validation will be based on a short written midterm assignment (3-5 pages), a longer final essay (12-15 pages), and a class discussion.

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