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Syllabus

Course Number 0626-2368-01
Course Name American Modernism
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
English
Lecturer Dr. Nir EvronContact
Contact Email: niron@tauex.tau.ac.il
Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Webb Languages
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2020/1
Day Sun
Hours 10:00-12:00
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Semester 2020/1
Day Wed
Hours 10:00-12:00
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Fully online course Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

This seminar will focus on novels published during the interwar period (1918-1939). Often dubbed the "modernist" phase in American literary history, this period saw an explosion of literary innovation, as young novelists began experimenting with new forms of expression. From Ernest Hemingway's clipped, hard-boiled style to William Faulkner's baroque, grandiloquent rhetoric, modernist formal experimentation challenged established notions of literary form and cleared new paths for the novel. Thematically too post-WWI iconoclasts broke with earlier conventions, and explored themes of violence, alienation, racial discrimination and poverty with new urgency and force.

Often bewildering, at times frustrating, always demanding, the writers on our syllabus had transformed American literature.



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Course Requirements

Home Work

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PrerequisiteIntro to Americ (06261500) +Narrative Analysis (06261208) +Basic Academic Writing (06261142) ORWriting Tutorial (06261141) ORBasic Academic Writing (16621142)


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