TR 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM
A seminar focused on depictions of contemporary America in novels, short stories, and films. Films will be determined in part by a class survey; the last class watched Get Out, 12 Years a Slave, Her, etc. We will likely read fiction by George Saunders, Colson Whitehead, Jennifer Egan, Toni Morrison, John Updike, and others. As a capstone seminar, discussion will be central, leading to a substantive final research paper.