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Modern American Fiction
This is a course in the study of significant works of American fiction written in the last century, mostly before WW II. The course discusses major American modernists, such as James, Wharton, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Toomer, Faulkner, Hurston, as well as the critical and cultural contexts in which these works appeared. The focus is on the establishment of American fiction as a major literary form during an era of social flux, economic dislocation, and foreign wars.