Literature of American South|
Fall 2008 not offered
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 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.
Interpretation skills are required to understand the complex relationships of race, identity and history of the American South as constructed by its literary artists.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Fiction from: Kate Chopin, George Washington Cable, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two ten-page papers.
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Attendance is important; two 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.
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