Instructor: Schiff                   T/R                   11:00am-12:20pm

A seminar focused on depictions of contemporary America in novels, short stories, and films. Films may include Get Out, Us, 12 Years a Slave, and more. Novels may include Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys, Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, and more. We will also read short stories by Kristen Roupenian (“Cat Person”), George Saunders, and others. As a capstone seminar, discussion will be central, leading to a substantive final research paper.