Department of English
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
2202685 Contemporary Novels
Office: BRK 1106
Office Hours: M 1–3 and by appointment
Final Exam: Final exam details are available on our detailed
! Last Course Packet: Main excerpts for weeks 15 and 16 in pdf format are below. A hard copy of the last batch of readings is available from MCS photocopy shop.
We meet Wednesdays 1–4.
There will be weekly one-page
reading responses and a 7–10-page
final paper, also student-led discussions and presentations.
Bell, Bernard W. The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987. (IIC American St. 813.009896 BA)
Elliott, Emory, ed. The Columbia History of the American Novel. New York: Columbia UP, 1991. (IIC American St. 813.009 CE)
Hale, Dorothy J. The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900–2000. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. (CL 809.3 N834)
Hoffman, Michael, and Patrick Murphy, eds. Essentials of the Theory of Fiction. Duke.
Minter, David. A Cultural History of the American Novel: Henry James to William Faulkner. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.
Perkins, George, ed. The Theory of the American Novel. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. (IIC American St. 808.3 PT)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. (library has 6th ed.)
Roget's International Thesaurus. 6th ed. Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer. New York: Harper, 2001. (7th ed. coming out in August)
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003.
Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 20 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989.
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