Open Yale Courses: ENGL 291: "The American Novel Since 1945"
Taught by Amy Hungerford, Professor of English at Yale, "....[this] course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period [1945 to present], focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones." Click on the "Sessions" tab underneath the course title to see the list of videos and topics covered for each instructional session.