American Literature, 1865-1945|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course considers the way a large range of American writers responded to the industrial transformation of the United States. We will look at the way writers conceived and understood the rise of the corporation, the growth of the metropolis, the surge of migration, and the expansion of American power through war and settlement, and we will consider the way such visions related to the writers' understanding of the nature of American culture and the significance of literary expression. Among the authors discussed will be Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Charles Chesnutt, T. S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The following authors will be represented Twain, James, Crane, Chesnutt, Gilman, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hughes, Hurston, O'Neill, West, and Wright.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Mid-semester exam and essay, end of term exam and essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course contributes to the American Literature concentration for the English major.
|Instructor(s): McCann,Sean Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 95||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 9||JR non-major: 9||SO: 28||FR: 29|
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