Contemporary American Fiction

English 238

Usual Description

This course selectively surveys contemporary American fiction. Thematic connections include the role of memory and the past in defining current literary practice. We’ll also focus on the nature of interpretation and its role in consolidating its object of study. The reading list is diverse in a number of ways – stylistic, generic and cultural – but always includes some very recently published work. Past authors have included Bechdel, Canin, Erdrich, Diaz, Lahiri, McCarthy, Pollack, Whitehead. American, Post-1900.

Areas of Interest
United States
United States
Time Periods

Post-1950

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
English 238 Taught by Jeffrey Pence
English 238
English 238
English 238 Taught by Jeffrey Pence
English 238 Taught by Jeffrey Pence
English 238 Taught by Jeffrey Pence
English 238 Taught by Jeffrey Pence
English 238 Taught by Jeffrey Pence
English 238 Taught by Jeffrey Pence