This course was meant to read a series of (mainly) funny novels that were meant to resonate with most of the students. They were written to touch on the question of what higher education in the United States is and should be about. We were meant to see ourselves, our friends, our teachers, and our administrators in new light through reading the novels.
Course Required Novels
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
- The Lecturer’s Tale by James Hynes
- Main Textbook: Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction by John Storey
Reading The Secret History using a psychoanalytical approach.
Reading The Marriage Plot using feminist discourses.
Novel responses and a final powerpoint presentation.