The American Novel Since 1945

Yale Course , Spring 2008 , Prof. Amy Hungerford

100 students enrolled

Overview

Introductions - Richard Wright, Black Boy - Flannery OConnor, Wise Blood - Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita - Guest Lecture by Andrew Goldstone - Jack Kerouac, On the Road - J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey - John Barth, Lost in the Funhouse - Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 - Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye - Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior - Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping - Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian - Philip Roth, The Human Stain - Edward P. Jones, The Known World - Students Choice Novel: Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Lecture 20: Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.) I

Up Next
You can skip ad in
SKIP AD >
Advertisement
      • 2x
      • 1.5x
      • 1x
      • 0.5x
      • 0.25x
        EMBED LINK
        COPY
        DIRECT LINK
        PRIVATE CONTENT
        OK
        Enter password to view
        Please enter valid password!
        0:00
        0 (0 Ratings)

        Lecture Details

        In this lecture Professor Hungerford discusses how the novels we read are shaped by legal and market constraints. She traces a history of censorship from the Comstock laws, to the policing of Joyces Ulysses and Ginsbergs Howl, and shows how changes in publishing practices have tended to penalize more unusual, less profitable books. Hungerford also touches on the canon debates of the 80s and 90s (citing John Guillory and Toni Morrison), and the issues of intellectual property and internationalization raised by digital literature. Finally, she points to some ways that Philip Roth, despite his controversial representations of Judaism and of women, succeeds in tackling fundamental human concerns.

        LECTURES



        Review


        0

        0 Rates
        1
        0%
        0
        2
        0%
        0
        3
        0%
        0
        4
        0%
        0
        5
        0%
        0

        Comments Added Successfully!
        Please Enter Comments
        Please Enter CAPTCHA
        Invalid CAPTCHA
        Please Login and Submit Your Comment