ENG479 201702 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2018
Course: 
ENG 479
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Major Authors: Jonathan Franzen
Instructors: 

David Li

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Collins Professor of the Humanities
  • Phone: 541-346-3940
  • Office: 275 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: Not teaching
Department Section Description: 

This is a single author study course on Jonathan Franzen, arguably the most important contemporary American novelist, one of the few who has made the cover of Time Magazine. Franzen shall visit our class in person towards the end of the term, and give a public reading as the Collins Distinguished Speaker (2018).

Fulfills: 

Old Major: C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.

C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.