Contemporary American Literature: An Open Yale Course

The talk above is the first of 26 lectures making up a free Yale course called “The American Novel Since 1945.” Taught by Amy Hungerford, the course introduces you to the novels of America’s finest post-war writers – Nabokov (émigré), Salinger, Kerouac, and Pynchon, and also Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy and Jonathan Safran Foer. You can watch all lectures in the following formats: YouTube – iTunes Audio – iTunes Video. Yale also offers the files as mp3s/movs here. For more full-fledged courses from other top universities (including many others from Yale), visit our collection of Free Online Courses whenever you want, wherever you want.


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  1. Ed Desautels says . . . | November 25, 2009 / 4:32 am

    Kerouac but _not_ Burroughs? Hmmm.

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