Spring 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Cohen, Milton
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6312 Section 001
M Time 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Hemingway & Fitzgerald

Description of Course:

This course considers major works of Hemingway and Fitzgerald in several contexts: within each author's stylistic and thematic development, within the work's social and cultural milieu, and in relation to the author's life. We shall study Hemingway as a seminal prose stylist and myth-maker, Fitzgerald as a literary artist and social chronicler of his age. Finally, we shall consider the changing critical views of these artists and their work.

Required Texts:

Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (ed. Matthew Bruccoli)
---, This Side of Paradise
---, The Great Gatsby (the "authorizied text")
---, 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 Texts:
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 a research paper (ca. 15 pp.) and give a 45 minute oral presentation on either their paper-in-progress or an assigned reading.
Class participation is important.

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