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Fall 2014 English BC3192 section 001
ESTRANGEMNT/EXILE GLOB NOVELS
ESTRANGEMENT/EXILE GLOBAL LIT

Call Number 03784
Day & Time
Location
F 4:10pm-6:00pm
407 Barnard Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Hisham Matar
Type LECTURE
Course Description Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 18 students. Sign-up with the English Department is required. Registering for the course only through myBarnard or SSOL will NOT ensure your enrollment. The date, time, and location that sign-up sheets go up is listed here: http://english.barnard.edu/sign-ups This course examines the experiential life of the novelist as both artist and citizen. Through a diverse selection of global novels and novellas, we will investigate the seemingly contradictory condition of the novelist as both outsider and integral to society, as both observer and expresser of society’s yearnings and passions. We will look at how women and men, from different countries and epochs, have addressed the issues of social and political alienation, national crisis, and individual narrative voice.  The main objective is to pinpoint, through close reading and open discussion, connections between novelistic form, national time and social conjuncture. The uniqueness of the novels we read lies not just in their articulation of a historical moment or in their response to national myth, but in their resistance to generalization.  We will examine how our novelists’ aesthetic figuration, as both witnesses and participants, creates an opportunity for fiction to reveal more than the author intends and, on the other hand, more than what power desires.
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Department English @Barnard
Enrollment 6 students as of 11:51PM Thursday, October 30, 2014
Subject English
Number BC3192
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Note SIGN UP ACROSS FROM BAR 417,STARTING APR 10,8:30AM
Section key 20143ENGL3192X001

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