Aug 18, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGH 255 - American Literature Post-1900: Mapping the Anglo-American Literary Tradition

4 credits
Through an examination of representative texts from post-1900 American literatures, this course teaches students to think historically about literature in the US through tracing a set of key concepts such as author, reader, theme, form, culture, and intertexuality.  Topics include naturalism, modernism, the Great Depression, the Harlem Renaissance, race, war, the Beat Generation, the Cold War, New Journalism, multiculturalism, civil rights, class, gender, sexuality, postmodernism, technology, ethics, immigration, and the US diaspora.  Authors may include Anderson, Cather, Frost, Eliot, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Wright, Ellison, Hemingway, Hughes, Williams, Lowell, Miller, Morrison, Rich, Plath, DeLillo, and Pynchon.   Equivalent: ENGL 255   CLA-Breadth/Humanities



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