Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Cohen, Milton
Discipline and Number
LIT 4329 Section: 001
Day:
MW Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title:
Hemingway and Fitzgerald

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course surveys major novels and short stories of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. We shall study Hemingway as a seminal prose stylist and myth-maker, Fitzgerald as literary artist and social chronicler and of his age. Besides tracing these authors' stylistic and thematic development, we shall also place their work in historical contexts and consider the complex ways in which their biographies inform and sometimes subsume their art.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (ed. Matthew Bruccoli)
---, This Side of Paradise
---, The Great Gatsby ("authorized tex
---, Tender is the Night
---, The Love of the Last Tycoon
Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
---, The Sun Also Rises
---, A Farewell to Arms
---, The Old Man and the Sea
packet of readings
Recommended:
biographies of Hemingway and Fitzgerald
Scott Donaldson, Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald: The Rise and Fall of a Literary Friendship

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Students will write either one longer research paper (ca. 10 pp.) or two shorter analytical ones (5 pp. each). An oral presentation or creative project can be substituted for one of the shorter papers. Class participation (including a 1-2 pp. reaction paper for each of the novels) counts heavily.

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