21st Century American Fiction

Course Number: ENGL 140
Prerequisites: Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Writing Requirement, GE Area G Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 140
Quarter: Spring 2019
Instructor: Jue, Melody
Day(s): TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description:

This course will focus on key works of American fiction published after the year 2000 that attempt to navigate modernity through stories and storytelling practices. We will consider how 'navigation through stories' occurs through not only print media but also digital forms, and will introduce students to basic methods in Digital Humanities reading practices and analysis. Texts will include "A Tale for the Time Being," "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," "There, There," "Citizen," and "The Best we Could Do" (selected as the campus book this year).