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University of the Punjab

American Fiction

Code:         405
Title:          American Fiction
Rating:      3 Credit hours
Type:
        Compulsory
Pre-requisites:  
Two semesters of MA Part I
Introduction:
The course focuses on Modern and contemporary American novelists. Understanding life through the experiences of a character enables the readers to feel what it could have been like and helps them to consider the impact of events, significant or otherwise, on ordinary people. Gaining a broad view of society, through the eyes of another, fosters understanding, tolerance and empathy and the value of these capacities. It also promotes a deeper understanding of the self and world at large.
Objectives:
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the complexity of language and ideas employed but the Modern writer and Post-Modern American novelists. They will learn to analyze the texts in light of contemporary critical approaches like Marxism, Socialism, Psycho-analysis, Deconstruction etc.
Contents:
Ernest Hemingway; Toni Morrison.
Outcome:
The course emphasizes close reading of the selected texts. Besides this, the students are supposed to participate in class, do presentations along with written assignments.
Credit hours/ Marks:- 03

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