Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner

Yale Course , Prof. Wai Chee Dimock

Lecture 1: Introduction

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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)Professor Dimock introduces the class to the works of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner, the premiere writers of American modernism. She orients their novels along three "scales" of interpretation: global geopolitics, experimental narration, and sensory detail. Invoking the writings of critic Paul Fussell, she argues that all three writers are united by a preoccupation with World War I and the implications that the Great War has for irony in narrative representation.00:00 - Chapter 1. Class Logistics 00:25 - Chapter 2. Three Analytic Scales02:00 - Chapter 3. Hemingway's Global Vision of American 05:38 - Chapter 4. Faulkner's Narrative Experiments of Modernism10:11 - Chapter 5. Fitzgerald's Sensory Details12:05 - Chapter 6. Cross-Scale Analysis of World War I15:59 - Chapter 8. Linguistic Taboos of War18:36 - Chapter 7. Narrative Problems of War 20:56 - Chapter 9. The Ironies of Storytelling after World War I: Hemingway and Fitzgerald33:02 - Chapter 10. The Idealism of War: FaulknerComplete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.eduThis course was recorded in Fall 2011.

Course Description :

Introduction - Hemingway's In Our Time - Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury - Hemingway -- To Have and Have Not - Fitzgerald - Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying - Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls - Fitzgerald - Tender Is the Night - Faulkner, Light in August

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