American First Persons in the Twentieth Century|
Individualism has always been an important theme for American literature. Through readings in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, this course will examine how the project of self-definition changed in the contexts of modernity and postmodernity. We will consider how authors negotiate the demands of literary form as well as the demands of a cultural, ethnic, gendered, or sexual identity.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Poetry by T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, and others; fiction by Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, David Foster Wallace, and others; nonfiction by Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Readings and participation, response papers, series of writing assignments leading to a final critical essay, approximately 15 pp.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a reading-intensive course. Students will be expected to keep up with assignments and contribute to discussions.
|Instructor(s): Phillips,Siobhan Katharine Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 5||SO: 0||FR: X|
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