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by Amy Hungerford
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In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present.

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by Todd Presner
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Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film.

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by Keith Lockitch
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Anthem is Rand’s novella about a young man, Equality 7-2521, who passionately wants to understand how the world works.

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by Irving Rothman
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The Swedish Academy, comprising 18 lifetime members, each year awards the Nobel Prize to the world’s greatest writer for a lifetime of writing achievement.

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by Aysha Viswamohan
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Contemporary Literature by Dr. Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan

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by Lois Zamora
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This course will focus on recent novels that have been described by the term "magical realism." Magical realism engages the usual devises of narrative realism, but with a difference: the supernatural is an ordinary matter, an everyday occurrence, accepted and integrated into the rationality and materiality of literary realism.

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by Keith Lockitch
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Topics include: background material on Rand and the era in which she wrote the novel; an overview of the story; an analysis of the principal characters; detailed discussion of the main theme and a number of related sub-themes.

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by Onkar Ghate
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We the Living is Rand’s first and least well-known novel. It is the passionate story of a young woman, Kira Argounova, who is solemnly dedicated to living her life.

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by Lois Zamora
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The Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes has asserted that the real historians in Latin America are its novelists.

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by Timothy Morton
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What is ecology? What is nature? What is ecological literature? In this class Timothy Morton, professor of English and nature and culture, investigates these profound and very urgent questions.

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