The City in American Fiction|
Spring 2009 not offered
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
The Puritan John Winthrop wanted his followers to "build a city upon a hill" to demonstrate the righteousness of the newly-arrived inhabitants of America. Throughout our history, authors have written about the city, sometimes as utopian, sometimes dystopian, often as documentary, sometimes as a character, itself, in a fiction. We will examine fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries to review this complex and often exciting theme.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Crane, MAGGIE, A GIRL OF THE STREET
Frederic, THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE
Howells, THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM
West, DAY OF THE LOCUST
Petry, THE STREET
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There will be four five-page papers.
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