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Paul Milton

Dr. Paul Milton
English Program Coordinator
Senior Instructor, Tenure, English
Faculty of Creative andCritical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 336, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

T: 250.807.9418
F: 250.807.8543
E: paul.milton@ubc.ca

Teaching | Research

Teaching

Courses 2015 - 2016 
ENGL 150 005   Introduction to Literary Genre -  Old Wine in New Bottles: Genre, Imitation and Parody
ENGL 338 001   American Literature after World War II
ENGL 472B 001  African American Literature

I teach courses in the literature of the United States, with a particular emphasis on 20th-century fiction.

ENGL 233: AMERICAN LITERATURE
In this course, we discuss a diverse set of texts which survey the literature of the United States from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Writers to be considered may include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, William Carlos Williams, Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Louise Erdrich, Leslie Silko, Robert Lowell and Jack Kerouac.

ENGL 336: BACKGROUNDS TO THE STUDY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
This course focuses on a different specific topic each time it is taught.

ENGL 460: AMERICAN FICTION IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
As European cultures were undergoing massive change through the process of modernization, many American writers saw themselves as well positioned to participate in the renovation of western culture, given that their own culture was still very much in the process of defining itself. This course emphasizes American contributions to the worldwide proliferation of modernisms. We will look at the impact of, among other things, film, imagist poetry and the stream of consciousness on the practice of the American novel. Writers to be considered may include Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Edith Wharton, John Dos Passos, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Sherwood Anderson, Djuna Barnes, Dawn Powell, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein.

ENGL 461: AMERICAN FICTION FROM THE MID-20TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
The postwar years in the literature of the United States are marked by the emergence of previously under-represented voices and the continuation of the experimental practices of fiction-making. This course emphasizes the diverse voices contesting the dominant views of what it means to be American, and what it means to write fiction. Writers to be considered may include Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow, Maxine Hong Kingston, Leslie Marmon Silko, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover, Edward Abbey, Don DeLillo, William Kennedy, Toni Morrison and Louise Erdrich.

ENGL 472: AMERICAN STUDIES
This course focusses on a different specific topic each time it is taught.

Research Interests

In general terms, my research deals with 20th century American and Canadian fiction. My major focus at present is on fictional treatments of suburban life, particularly those produced between 1970-2000. Other interests include literature and space, Walt Whitman's influence on 20th century writing, Canadian poet Alden Nowlan, H.D., John Dos Passos, Robert Coover, William Gass.

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