The American historical novel after 1950

Course Code :2004FLWTLE
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Luc Herman

3. Course contents *

 After an introductory lecture on the historical novel, students will read and discuss two breakthrough "new" historical novels in the United States after 1950, Slaughterhouse Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut, and Ragtime (1975) by E.L. Doctorow. The rest of the course will deal with American fiction about 9/11.