Literature of the Gilded Age|
Fall 2021 not offered
The decades after the Civil War witnessed a dramatic upheaval in American social experience. This was the period of big business and class conflict; mass urbanization and transportation; race-based segregation and non-Anglo immigration; globalization, imperialism, and the closing of the West; the increased agitation for women's rights; the growth of tourism both at home and abroad; and the rise of professional institutions and institutionalized social reform. This course will examine writers who creatively responded to these massive social changes.
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Henry James, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1881); William Dean Howells, THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM (1885); Sarah Orne Jewett, THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS (1896); Charles Chesnutt, THE CONJURE WOMAN (1899); Sutton Griggs, IMPERIUM IN IMPERIO (1899); Thorstein Veblen, THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS (1899); W.E.B. Du Bois, THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK (1903); Frank Norris, THE PIT (1903); Edith Wharton, THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY (1913); Mark Twain, THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER (1916)
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This course contributes to the American Literature concentration of the English major.
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