Department of English
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
2202685 Contemporary Novels
Office: BRK 1106.1
Office Hours: W 1–3 and by appointment
! The Final Exam is on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in room BRK 304 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be two parts. Part I is identifications and explications. You should be able to identify passages by author and title, indicate who is speaking, who is being addressed and the location of the excerpt, and write a short but detailed explication of the text, making note of its language/style, themes, other remarkable characteristics, and significance in relation to the novel as a whole. Part II consists of two essays, one of which is about scholarship, history, and context so reviewing the critical handouts and supplementary readings should be useful. The other essay is thematic.
We meet Tuesdays 9–12.
will be weekly one-page reading responses and a
7–10-page final paper, also student-led discussions and presentations.
Syllabus (Word file)
Bell, Bernard W. The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987. (IIC American St. 813.009896 BA)
Elliott, Emory, ed. The Columbia History of the American Novel. New York: Columbia UP, 1991. (IIC American St. 813.009 CE)
Hale, Dorothy J. The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900–2000. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. (CL 809.3 N834)
Hoffman, Michael, and Patrick Murphy, eds. Essentials of the Theory of Fiction. Duke.
Minter, David. A Cultural History of the American Novel: Henry James to William Faulkner. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.
Perkins, George, ed. The Theory of the American Novel. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. (IIC American St. 808.3 PT)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. (library has 6th ed.)
Roget's International Thesaurus. 6th ed. Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer. New York: Harper, 2001. (7th ed. coming out in August)
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003.
Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 20 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989.
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