Fall 2008 not offered
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This research seminar focuses on the major developments in American fiction from 1865-1910. We will examine the aesthetic and political aims that inspired the writers who saw themselves as combatants in what Stephen Crane called "the beautiful war" for realism, and we will consider the cultural, institutional, and commercial contexts that encouraged their ambitions.
This course fulfills the English department's research seminar requirement for senior thesis writers.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Abraham Cahan, YEKL AND OTHER STORIES
George Washington Cable, THE GRANDISSIMES
Charles Chesnutt, THE CONJURE WOMAN
Stephen Crane, POETRY AND PROSE
Rebecca Harding Davis, LIFE IN THE IRON MILLS
Theodore Dreiser, THE FINANCIER
Hamlin Garland, MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS
William Dean Howells, A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES
Henry James, THE BOSTONIANS
Sarah Orne Jewett, THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS
Frank Norris, MCTEAGUE
Edith Wharton, SUMMER
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short response papers, a 20 page research paper, and two bibliographical assignments prepatory to the final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The work load for this course will be demanding.
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