Embrace your love of literary classics with Professor Hungerford‚Äôs lectures. This Yale professor shares her incredible insight into the modern American novel.
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UK function/wedding/covers/party band, The Big River Band performing live at Littlecote House Hotel, Hungerford. Playing at top London Hotels and some of the most prestigious UK venues such as Bisham Abbey, Arley Hall, Farnham Castle, Wentworth Golf Club, The Compleat Angler, Danesfield House Hotel. Also numerous golf clubs including Surrey Heath Golf Club, Winter Hill Golf Club and Windlesham Golf Club. Performing covers from the 50's to present day. The standards, jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul, Motown, rock and roll, country and strict tempo ballroom music. Masonic Ladies nights, weddings and all private and corporate functions. Also specialize in smooth jazz, swing and blues, original music and covers.. Americana band available also.
SPORTSDAY 2005 AT HUNGERFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL STARRING MAISIE MIKAN, JACK SHEPHERD & AMY SHEPHERD. WATCH AT YOUR PERIL.
Supervisors approve tax requestLe Mars Daily SentinelThe about 2-acre lot is in Section 31 of Hungerford Township in the Better Life Homes II subdivision, south and west of James. Terry and Melinda Mosser want ...
Course clustering frustrates students, facultyYale Daily News... a wall-to-wall chart of all its classes in hopes of convincing professors to move their classes from the busiest time slots, DUS Amy Hungerford said. ...
2010 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: On the fast trackTrading Markets (press release)Hungerford nearly made the state meet as a sophomore. The quest for the best team in Ashtabula County is very much in debate. In fact, it appears Grand ...
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Came across this great busker called Amy May who played guitar and sang in Santa Monica LA. Proud to be English! Representin'!
GSC welcomes back faculty, staffAccess North Georgia10 years: Amy Collins, Sheree Gravenhorst, John O'Sullivan, Jeff Pardue, Connie Ringger, Kerry Stewart, Clayton Teem and Cathy Whiting. ...
Rochester City NewspaperART EVENT: First Friday (8/6)Rochester City NewspaperDon't forget about Larry Moss's grand opening of his new Airigami studio during the Hungerford Building's (1115 E. Main, 14609) First Friday, 6-9 pm! ...
RocNowNew studio included in gallery hopRocNowNow, he is holding the grand opening of his Airigami studio in the Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. At the open house ‚ÄĒ part of Rochester's First ...and more¬†¬Ľ
Rural Report for Western Queensland, Thursday 15th July 2010ABC LocalDoug Clifford from Moombindary near Hungerford received 36 millimetres of rain on Tuesday which has seen his season go from good to great. ...
Steven Reich Freedom Run Results AnnouncedVoicesFrom New Preston, participants were Karl Quist, Bob Hungerford, Brian Hungerford, Eric Hungerford, Erik Quist, Pam Quist, Mimi Gillen, Maria Mostajo, ...
Rowster New American Coffee adds to revival of business along Wealthy StreetMLive.comGRAND RAPIDS -- Amanda Hungerford's coffee beans were already in the grinder before she sat down on a barstool at Rowster New American Coffee Wednesday ...
Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Impairment After Direct Anterior Approach for ...Ortho SuperSiteDrs Bhargava, Goytia, Jones, and Hungerford have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The authors thank Amy Jones for her contributions in data ...
Newbury Weekly News GroupHousing projects for homelessNewbury Weekly News GroupThe Nacro project will provide housing and support for 25 young homeless people from Newbury and Hungerford, with an emphasis on learning and access to ...
Telegraph.co.ukQueen's Birthday honours: the full listTelegraph.co.uk(Hungerford, Berkshire) Patrick Joseph McIntyre. Chief executive, Northern Ireland Housing Executive. For services to the Housing Sector. ...and more¬†¬Ľ
Shirley Starkey Barnard HungerfordStandardNetHer children are Larry D. Barnard (deceased), Ricky D. and Kathy Barnard, Jon S. and Diana Barnard, Julie and Pete Greenwald, and Amy and Vaun Kohler. ...
Calcutta TelegraphEvent: Screenings of films from Germany When: Till May 27; 5 pm & 7 pm Where ...Calcutta TelegraphTill June 5 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Ritendra Roy. ...
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comAlyssa Lombardo of Saucon Valley breaks own record in District 11 Class AA ...The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comLiberty's Amy Darlington pulled away on the final lap to claim the AAA crown in 5:04.2, and Notre Dame's Allison Constant won the AA race in 5:08.84. ...and more¬†¬Ľ
Governor's School writing students making their mark with honors, awardsGreenville NewsWhen word came in that Kalu, Ross and fellow senior Wynne Hungerford were named YoungArts finalists, the precursor to the Presidential Scholar recognition, ...
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Matzko tosses no-hitter for TorringtonTorrington Register CitizenEric Hungerford, who also had two singles, picked up the complete-game win. Hungerford gave up two runs on seven hits, striking out seven while walking none ...and more¬†¬Ľ
EWC softball: Grahn rides to rescue for WaupunBeaver Dam Daily CitizenCatcher Amy Lamonska got stitches in her foot from a car accident over the weekend and is expected to return later this week. Waupun struck for two runs in ...and more¬†¬Ľ
Prep regional track: Class 4A ResultsCasper Star-Tribune Online3200 relay: Gillette (Audra DeStefano, Libby Hungerford, Ashlyn Wilhite, Demi Fischer), 10:10.54; Cheyenne Central, 10:21.75; Cheyenne East, 10:27.13; ...
Prep regional track: Friday's Class 4A resultsCasper Star-Tribune OnlinePole vault: Paula Andrie, Gil, 11-0; Amy Puckett, Lar, 10-0; Julia Popish, KW, 9-0; Kendra Kaness, Gil, 8-6; Emily Williams, Lar, 8-6; Logan Yurek, CE, 8-6; ...
Sterling Professor Pollard Named Dean of Graduate School - Yale UniversityArticle Ant (press release)... James Duncan, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Amy Hungerford, Professor of English and ...and more¬†¬Ľ
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Names and Faces in Business for May 9Michigan Business Review - MLive.comAmy Johnson was promoted to manager at Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter PC. American Seating won the 2010 International Forum product design award and ...
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my godchild has turned one. he's a strange baby but i love him to death :)
Official promotional video for Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before. The Smiths' song, written by the usual combination of Morrissey and Johnny Marr, came out on the group's 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come. The song was originally supposed to be released as a single and a music video was filmed, featuring scenes of the group-iconic Salford Lads Club and surrounding areas being bicycled through by the lads and friends. Because of a reference to "plan a mass murder" in one lyric it was banned from airplay by the BBC because of the then recent Hungerford massacre, so the band decided not to release it in the UK, however it was released in various other regions including North America, Europe, Australasia and Japan . en.wikipedia.org ¬© 2008 WMG
... The season then we give a lot of gifts is almost here, and so I am grumpy. I hate gifting. Or rather, I hate "gifting." I opened the New York Times this morning, and on page three Bloomingdale's told me to "Gift Brilliantly." Once upon a time -- that is, ...
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) Professor Mazzotta lectures on the final cantos of Paradise (XXX-XXXIII). The pilgrim's journey through the physical world comes to an end with his ascent into the Empyrean, a heaven of pure light beyond time and space. Beatrice welcomes Dante into the Heavenly Jerusalem, where the elect are assembled in a celestial rose. By describing the Empyrean as both a garden and a city, Dante recalls the poles of his own pilgrimage while dissolving the classical divide between urbs and rus, between civic life and pastoral retreat. Beatrice's invective against the enemies of empire from the spiritual realm of the celestial rose attests to the strength of Dante's political vision throughout his journey into God. Dante's concern with the harmony of oppositions as he approaches the beatific vision is crystallized in the prayer to the Virgin Mary offered by St. Bernard, Dante's third and final guide. In his account of the vision that follows, the end of Dante's pilgrimage and the measure of its success converge in the poet's admission of defeat in describing the face of God. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2008.
Jumping off of the Skydive attraction at Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge, Scotland. This moment is mentioned in my sermon for September 6, which you can read at www.calvary-presbyterian.org.
Based on a real events, this short movie accurately depicts the crazy day when Luke met Adam. Luke, and Adam are best friends. When Adam comes to visit they reminisce about the day they met. Adam recounts the turbulent moments leading up to their legendar Created by Devil's Advocates at Indiana University in 2009 as part of Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival. The Day Luke and Adam Met Cast & Crew : Adam Fisher - Captain with Luke Scholl Jessica Trensey Maya Lerman Elizabeth Thomas Ellie Schreiner Amy Hungerford ---------- Become a Fan of CMF on Facebook: www.facebook.com Follow CMF on Twitter: @campusmoviefest www.twitter.com Subscribe to CMF on YouTube: www.youtube.com To learn more about CMF please visit: www.campusmoviefest.com More info - CMF Campus MovieFest movie short film festival fest five minutes '5 minutes' 'short film' 'one week' university college coed student 'film festival' 'world's largest' Indiana University 2009 '7 days' seven
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Amy Hungerford's first lecture on Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood addresses questions of faith and interpretation. She uses excerpts from O'Connor's copious correspondence to introduce the critical framework of O'Connor's Catholicism, but invites us to look beyond the question of redemption. What do characters see in this text, and what are they blind to? What do we see as readers, and how does methodology shape this vision? 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: The Catholicism of Flannery O'Connor 12:27 - Chapter 2. The Search for Home: Haze's Essex 24:53 - Chapter 3. The Depiction of Nothingness: The Landscapes of O'Connor 33:42 - Chapter 4. The Symbolism of Senses: Hazel Motes's Eyes and Ears 38:43 - Chapter 5. Fragmented Bodies: What We Miss When We Limit Our Interpretative Lens Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In the first of her two lectures on Edward P. Jones's The Known World, Professor Hungerford begins from the novel's title, asking what counts as knowledge in the novel and why knowledge is central to the story. This leads to related questions: who is a knower, and what can be known? Highlighting several different versions of how knowledge of the past is communicated through storytelling within the novel, she draws distinctions between Jones's model of historical knowledge and that of other writers on the syllabus. Professor Hungerford suggests that Jones revives a nineteenth-century form of the novel when his narrator takes on a God-like omniscience, but unlike the nineteenth-century novel's narrators, Jones's omniscient narrator provides little in the way of God-like consolation. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Initial Student Reactions: The Known World in the Wake of Morrison 06:31 - Chapter 2. A Historical Novel: Reactions to Postmodern Historical Theory 17:09 - Chapter 3. Threadlike Narratives and the Grand Tapestry: Modes of Telling Truth 34:19 - Chapter 4. The Question of Knowing: A Syllabus Retrospective 39:59 - Chapter 5. Jones's Anti-modernist Return to an Omniscient Narrator Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this first of two lectures on Blood Meridian, Professor Hungerford walks us through some of the novel's major sources and influences, showing how McCarthy engages both literary tradition and American history, and indeed questions of origins and originality itself. The Bible, Moby-Dick, Paradise Lost, the poetry of William Wordsworth, and the historical narrative of Sam Chamberlain all contribute to the style and themes of this work that remains, in its own right, a provocative meditation on history, one that explores the very limits of narrative and human potential. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Literary Tradition: Allusions and Revisions 08:49 - Chapter 2. Eradicating Interiority: "Moby Dick" 20:50 - Chapter 3. Modeling Evil: "Paradise Lost" 30:13 - Chapter 4: Rejecting Innocence: Wordsworth 34:59 - Chapter 5. Historical Sources: Samuel Chamberlin's "My Confession" Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this second lecture on On The Road, Professor Hungerford addresses some of the obstacles and failures to the novel's high ambitions for achieving American community through an immediacy of communication. Sal Paradise's desire to cross racial boundaries, for example, seems ultimately more exploitative than expansive; Dean's exuberant language of "Yes!" and "Wow!" devolves into meaningless gibberish. And yet the novel's mystical vision of something called "America" persists, a cultural icon that continues to engage the interest of readers, scholars, and artists. Among these latter is the digital art collaborative Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, with whose online work DAKOTA Hungerford concludes the class. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Kerouac's Mythical America: Trans-historical Communities 22:03 - Chapter 2. Defining American Identity: Sal's Illusory Vision of Mystical Oneness 30:01 - Chapter 3. Dean and Sal, Again: The Theme of Sadness 41:12 - Chapter 4. The Publication History: Creating a Literary Object Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this review session for the final exam, Professor Hungerford fields practice questions in an open forum so that students know what will be expected of their performance. She offers study advice from her own experience, and gratifies students' curiosity about some of her own preferences and reservations regarding choices for the syllabus. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Exam Review 03:41 - Chapter 2. ID Questions 06:40 - Chapter 3. Passage Identification 22:31 - Chapter 4. Constructing Exam Essays 35:11 - Chapter 5. Student Questions Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this second lecture on Blood Meridian, Professor Hungerford builds a wide-ranging argument about the status of good and evil in the novel from a small detail, the Bible the protagonist carries with him in spite of his illiteracy. This detail is one of many in the text that continually lure us to see the kid in the light of a traditional hero, superior to his surroundings, developing his responses in a familiar narrative structure of growth. McCarthy's real talent, and his real challenge, Hungerford argues, is in fact to have invoked the moral weight of his sources--biblical, literary, and historical--while emptying them of moral content. Much as the kid holds the Bible an object and not a spiritual guide, McCarthy seizes the material of language--its sound, its cadences--for ambiguous, if ambitious, ends. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Structural Allusions: McCarthy's Formulation of the Hero 15:08 - Chapter 2. Maturation without Morality: Revising the Bildungsroman 24:50 - Chapter 3. Asserting Immortality: McCarthy's Literary Ambitions 33:12 - Chapter 4. The Bible of the Illiterate Kid: Literary Artifacts and Empty Scripture Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) 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 Joyce's Ulysses and Ginsberg's 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. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Observing Local Bookshops: Patterns of Display and Absence 12:28 - Chapter 2. The History of Legal Censorship in the United States 23:43 - Chapter 3. New Forms of Censorship: The Influence of the Market 31:41 - Chapter 4. The Other Side of the Coin: Intellectual Property and Infinite Access in the Digital Age 35:15 - Chapter 5. Problems in Deriving the Modern Literary Canon: A Proliferation of Points of View Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this guest lecture, Teaching Fellow Andrew Goldstone provides us with some key concepts for understanding Modernism and Nabokov's relation in particular to his literary forebears TS Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust. Positing the "knight's move" as a description of Nabokov's characteristically indirect, evasive style, Goldstone argues that Nabokov's parodies of Modernist form in fact reveal his deep commitment to some of the same aesthetic principles. While the knight's move often indicates a playful attitude towards tradition, it also betrays a traumatic rupture with the past, reflecting a sense of exile that links Nabokov's art with the violence of Lolita's protagonist, Humbert. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Defining Literary Modernism 10:01 - Chapter 2. The Knight's Move: Nabokov on Tradition and Originality 15:56 - Chapter 3. The Influence of Joyce 27:35 - Chapter 4. Reading Nabokov as an Exile Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this lecture at the midpoint of the course Professor Hungerford takes stock of the syllabus thus far and to come by laying out her guiding thesis of the Identity Plot, a rubric for understanding novels in the twentieth century as, she argues, the Marriage Plot is a rubric for understanding novels in the nineteenth century. Referring to examples throughout the syllabus, but especially Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior, Hungerford describes the overriding tendency of American novels written after 1945 to explore the tension between individual and collective identities and to interrogate the artistic and political stakes of competing notions of authenticity. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Course Thesis: The Identity Plot 26:04 - Chapter 2. The Roles of Literary Fiction and Genre Fiction 31:12 - Chapter 3. Multiple Forms of Identity 39:43 - Chapter 4. Definition Through Delimitation: The End of Identity and the Rise of History Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this second lecture on The Known World, Professor Hungerford addresses Edward P. Jones's ambitious and ambivalent relation to literacy. Jones shows us the power of narrative to bring together the fragmentation of the world, but is at the same time deeply aware of the fragility of text, all of the ways it can be destroyed, misinterpreted, abused, or lost. The son of an illiterate mother, Jones--who, it seems, composed and memorized large portions of The Known World before setting anything down in print--models a form of literary self-consciousness infused with the moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom that is unique among contemporary novels. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Meditations on the Difficulty of Writing: The Right-to-Left Directionality of Creation 13:43 - Chapter 2. The Fragile Power of Text: Insubstantiality of Freedom 20:45 - Chapter 3. The Complicity of Creation 24:58 - Chapter 4. The Durability of Plastic Arts: Augustus's Carving and Alice's Weaving 33:32 - Chapter 5. Edward P. Jones's Authorial Project: Weaving Unity into the Fragmented Modern Narrative Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this lecture on The Human Stain, Professor Hungerford traces the ways that Roth's novel conforms to and pushes beyond the genre she calls the Identity Plot. Exploring the various ways that race can be construed as category, mark, biology, or performance, the novel ultimately construes the defining characteristic of its protagonist's race to be its very concealment. Secrecy is, for Roth, the source of identity and the driving force behind desire and narrative. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Roth's Mundane Modern Context: Historical Markers of the 1990s 05:59 - Chapter 2. Roth's Identity Plot: The Performance of the Self 16:36 - Chapter 3. Classification as Definition 21:25 - Chapter 4. The Body as Sign: Moments of Irreducible Otherness 27:18 - Chapter 5. Speech and Secrecy: Locating Identity in the Interval 41:31 - Chapter 6. Desire and Difference Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this final lecture on The Human Stain, Professor Hungerford argues that desire is the engine of narrative, for Roth, both at the structural level and in the very grammar of his sentences. Sex and writing are alike in their attempt to cross the boundaries between persons. Passing does not only occur racially, but is also likened to the process whereby a writer, like Roth or his proxy Nathan Zuckerman, comes to inhabit the subjectivities of other characters. One effect of these conflations--for example, Nathan standing for Faunia as he dances with Coleman--is to raise the threat of homoeroticism, which for Roth collapses difference with same-sex desire. Such stereotypes are a controversial characteristic of Roth's fiction, which nevertheless continues to draw great admiration. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Engine of Desire: The Structure of Roth's Language 17:32 - Chapter 2. Homoerotic Desire: The Danger of Overcoming Difference 29:57 - Chapter 3. Nathan as Narrator: Blankness or Secrecy? 40:14 - Chapter 4. Roth's Relationship to His Texts: Autobiography and Fiction Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In her final lecture of the course, Professor Hungerford evaluates Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated with respect to one of her areas of expertise, American writing about the Holocaust. She points out how the novel takes on some of the questions of trauma theory in its examination of both the pain and the healing power of repetition. The most innovative characteristic of Foer's novel is, for Hungerford, the way it addresses the inheritance of the Holocaust for third-generation Jews in America. The novel finds new ways to provide witness for and connection to their grandparents' experiences in Europe, but also displaces a traditional Holocaust discovery narrative from the Jewish child of survivors to the Eastern European grandchild of those complicit in the destruction of shtetl life. 00:00 - Chapter 1. How to Define a Period of Literature: Locating Foer's Significance 05:57 - Chapter 2. Trauma Theory and the Holocaust: Foer's Use of the Witness 16:40 - Chapter 3. The Double Remove: A Third Generation of Memory 31:54 - Chapter 4. Metafictional Authorship 38:32 - Chapter 5. From Victims to Perpetrators Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) Professor Hungerford draws a contrast between Toni Morrison and most of the writers studied up to this point in the course by pointing out how, for an African-American woman writer in particular, language is a site of violence. For all of her power to recuperate the voices of the oppressed, the novelist must be wary of the ways that breaking the silence, too, can constitute an act of invasion. As in the case of Pynchon, the word in The Bluest Eye enacts a near-physical touch; this is its pleasure and its danger. With inimitable complexity and grace, Morrison weaves her narrative around a young black girl who, in the void of her social persona, constructs a beautiful and poisonous fiction. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Morrison's Politics: The Other Side of the 1960s 07:16 - Chapter 2. Choosing a Form: Morrison's Use of the Novel 16:40 - Chapter 3. Complicated Sympathy: Cholly Breedlove 31:15 - Chapter 4. Negativities: The Other Engine of Narrative 42:56 - Chapter 5. Reading, Rape and Race: Poison in the Canon Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In this first of two lectures on the students' choice end-of-semester novel, Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated (2002), Professor Hungerford models several methods for approaching and evaluating a new work of fiction. She shows how Foer borrows and adapts themes and styles from other authors on the syllabus in service to his ambition as a writer to demonstrate the power of narrative fiction to address the great historical traumas of our time. In thus attempting to marry the nineteenth-century social novel with Postmodernist, or late Modernist, techniques, Foer participates in an emerging tradition that risks the confusion between resonant emotion and sentimental clich√©. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Foer's Formative Ambition 03:58 - Chapter 2. Dialog with the Literary Tradition 11:23 - Chapter 3. Absence at the Heart of Desire: Foer's Negative Spaces 22:05 - Chapter 4. Bringing Together Sentiment and Formal Play: A Social Postmodern Novel 26:39 - Chapter 5. The Campus Novel 31:32 - Chapter 6. Sentiment vs. Sentimentality Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2008.