Spring 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions
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.
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
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.