Literature of American South|
This course will examine the history and development of what is called southern American literature. We will begin with fiction from the early 19th century and move through the 1960s. There are many reasons why southern writing has its own history, and this has to do primarily with slavery, the Civil War, and the attendant economic, social, and political ramifications attending this landscape. Writers from the South constitute some of the most important writers in American literature. We will examine why their regional identification is fundamental in approaching their work.
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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
Fiction from: Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, Ernest Gaines, Walker Percy and others.
Poetry from: John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two ten-page papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance is important; three unexcused absences will reduce a student's grade. All reading assignments are due the first day they appear on the syllabus. This course fulfills the English department's research option requirement for senior thesis writers.
|Instructor(s): Pemberton,Gayle Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAAS CONF; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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