（Barth, Nabokov and Postmodern Fiction--(1) The Literature of Exhaustion）
We will read works by John Barth and Vladimir Nabokov, writers of the so-called Literature of Exhaustion, and attempt to define their contributions to the postmodern novel. Emphasis will be on John Barth in the first semester.
Lectures will be followed by presentations of each student and discussions in each class. Each student will choose a novel by Barth other than the designated texts and give a presentation on its metafictional and other postmodernist elements. A paper will be required at the end of the course.
John Barth, "The Literature of Exhaustion"; Lost in the Funhouse; The Sot-weed Factor
To be announced as the content of the lectures demands.
The class will be conducted mostly in English. Active participation in discussions is encouraged.
Evaluation will be based on the quality of the student's presentation, participation in discussions, and paper.
１．Introductory lecture ２．Reading "The Literature of Exhaustion" and discussion ３．Reading Lost in the Funhouse and discussion ４．Reading Lost in the Funhouse and discussion ５．Reading The Sot-weed Factor and discussion ６．Reading The Sot-weed Factor and discussion ７．Reading The Sot-weed Factor and discussion ８．Reading The Sot-weed Factor and discussion ９．Reading The Sot-weed Factor and discussion 10．Presentations 11．Presentations 12．Presentations 13．Presentations 14．Presentations 15．Paper due
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