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ENGL200M - Topics in Literature: NH Writers (3-0-3)

Covers selected literary themes, such as gothic, science fiction, or women’s literature. Students apply critical contexts and practice various theoretical approaches to the readings. Prerequisites: ENGL110XM or ENGL110M. Please note that students can take only ONE Special Topics literature courses for credit. (Fulfills English or Humanities requirement)

Students will read, analyze, and discuss well-known and widely read NH stories about life in the Granite State from before the Civil War to the 22nd century, as it has been presented to millions of readers throughout the world. The readings will include best-selling short stories and novels by John Irving, Stephen King, Grace Metalious, Jodi Picoult, Gloria Norton, and the best novel that you have probably never heard about by LeGrand Canyon Jr. (Really that is his name.) that has never been out of print since 1942, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has sold over a million copies, in multiple languages.