American Literature, 1865--1945|
This course considers the way a large range of American writers responded to the industrial transformation of the United States. We will look at the way writers conceived and understood the rise of the corporation, the growth of the metropolis, the surge of migration, and the expansion of American power through war and settlement, and we will consider the way such visions related to the writers' understanding of the nature of American culture and the significance of literary expression. Among the authors discussed will be William Dean Howells, Charles Chesnutt, Henry James, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Frank Norris, T. S. Eliot, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Toomer, and Richard Wright.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
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The following authors will be represented: Edward Bellamy, Ambrose Bierce, William Dean Howells, Bret Harter, Charles Chesnutt, Henry James, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Frank Norris, T. S. Eliot, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Toomer, and Richard Wright.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Mid-semester take-home exam; end of term exam and essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course contributes to the American Literature concentration for the English major.
|Instructor(s): McCann,Sean Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 60||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 60||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 10||SO: 15||FR: 15|
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