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Graduate Courses

609, 625, 626, 627, 628, are all versions of a Civil War seminar in which we study Unionist and Confederate discourses, past and present. Abraham Lincoln, William Tecumseh Sherman, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Joel Chandler Harris, Flannery O'Connor, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Edgar Allan Poe,John Wilkes Booth, Booker T. Washington, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, D. W. Griffith, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, The Agrarians, W. E. B. Du Bois, Kate Chopin, Black Elk, Henry James, Walt Whitman, are some of the figures and writers discussed in the seminar.

Undergraduate Courses

411 William Faulkner

337-338 are versions of a course that often features Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, D'Arcy McNickle, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy.

348 is a course in Family History that is divided into three sections: The Photograph, The House, The Genealogy. We read Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space, and William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses, as our theoretical texts. Paul Auster's The Invention of Solitude and Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping are constant in the syllabus. Other texts vary.

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