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  • 45:59 21. Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)

    21. Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this final lecture on The Human Stain, Professor Hungerford argues that desire is the engine of narrative, for Ro...

  • 49:11 11.  John Barth, Lost In The Funhouse

    11. John Barth, Lost In The Funhouse

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In her lecture on John Barth's collection of stories Lost in the Funhouse, Professor Amy Hungerford delves beyond th...

  • 46:43 7. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (cont.)

    7. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In the last of three lectures on Lolita, Professor Amy Hungerford discusses the broader context of Nabokov's relatio...

  • 46:44 23.  Edward P. Jones, The Known World (cont.)

    23. Edward P. Jones, The Known World (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this second lecture on The Known World, Professor Hungerford addresses Edward P. Jones's ambitious and ambivalent...

  • 48:52 19. Philip Roth, The Human Stain

    19. Philip Roth, The Human Stain

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this lecture on The Human Stain, Professor Hungerford traces the ways that Roth's novel conforms to and pushes be...

  • 48:56 25. Students' Choice Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (cont.)

    25. Students' Choice Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In her final lecture of the course, Professor Hungerford evaluates Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated ...

  • 50:56 14.  Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior

    14. Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this lecture at the midpoint of the course Professor Hungerford takes stock of the syllabus thus far and to come ...

  • 44:46 4. Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood (cont.)

    4. Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this second lecture on Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood, Professor Amy Hungerford continues to offer several specif...

  • 47:47 8. Jack Kerouac, On The Road

    8. Jack Kerouac, On The Road

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Amy Hungerford's lecture on Kerouac's On the Road begins by contrasting the Beats' ambition for language's...

  • 49:28 12. Thomas Pynchon, The Crying Of Lot 49

    12. Thomas Pynchon, The Crying Of Lot 49

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Hungerford introduces this lecture by reviewing the ways that authors on the syllabus up to this point hav...

  • 45:48 24. Students' Choice Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

    24. Students' Choice Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this first of two lectures on the students' choice end-of-semester novel, Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Il...

  • 40:20 18. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (cont.)

    18. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this second lecture on Blood Meridian, Professor Hungerford builds a wide-ranging argument about the status of go...

  • 55:18 26.  Review For Final Exam

    26. Review For Final Exam

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this review session for the final exam, Professor Hungerford fields practice questions in an open forum so that s...

  • 50:01 13. Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

    13. Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Hungerford draws a contrast between Toni Morrison and most of the writers studied up to this point in the ...

  • 50:30 2.  Richard Wright, Black Boy

    2. Richard Wright, Black Boy

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Amy Hungerford continues her discussion of Richard Wright's classic American autobiography, Black Boy. Thr...

  • 43:26 6. Guest Lecture By Andrew Goldstone

    6. Guest Lecture By Andrew Goldstone

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this guest lecture, Teaching Fellow Andrew Goldstone provides us with some key concepts for understanding Moderni...

  • 46:52 15.  Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

    15. Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Hungerford situates Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping (1980) in a tradition of American writing abou...

  • 47:30 10. J. D. Salinger, Franny And Zooey

    10. J. D. Salinger, Franny And Zooey

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this lecture on J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, Professor Hungerford presents her argument about religion in t...

  • 49:36 20. Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)

    20. Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this lecture Professor Hungerford discusses how the novels we read are shaped by legal and market constraints. Sh...

  • 50:58 22.  Edward P. Jones, The Known World

    22. Edward P. Jones, The Known World

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In the first of her two lectures on Edward P. Jones's The Known World, Professor Hungerford begins from the novel's ...

  • 49:29 16. Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (cont.)

    16. Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) At the very beginning of the course, Professor Hungerford offered students the opportunity to pitch a novel of their...

  • 45:52 9. Jack Kerouac, On The Road (cont.)

    9. Jack Kerouac, On The Road (cont.)

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this second lecture on On The Road, Professor Hungerford addresses some of the obstacles and failures to the nove...

  • 47:07 3. Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

    3. Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Amy Hungerford's first lecture on Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood addresses questions of faith and interpre...

  • 51:31 5. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

    5. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

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    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Amy Hungerford introduces the first of three lectures on Nabokov's Lolita by surveying students' reactions...

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