Course Information

Exploring Fiction

Course ID: ENGL 273
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: English
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

The course will focus on Great American Short Novels. We will read a short novel each week and the course will survey the arc of the American novel from the mid-nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Our organizing theme will be the American Dream and related issues of money and success, the individual and community, and gender, race, and identity. Readings may include novels by Herman Melville, Rebecca Harding Davis, Kate Chopin, Abraham Cahan, James Weldon Johnson, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Nathaniel West, Nella Larsen, Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, Julie Otsuka, Sandra Cisneros, and Jay McInerney. The course will be reading-intensive with regular quizzes, short response papers, and a final exam.


UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
A Tue, Wed, Thurs 3:35 PM - 5:45 PM Quirk LSC

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