Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

American Fiction

Code:         405

Title:          American Fiction

Rating:      3 Credit hours


Two semesters of MA Part I

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.

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.

Ernest Hemingway; Toni Morrison.

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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