Literature of the Gilded Age|
The decades after the Civil War witnessed a dramatic upheaval in American social experience. This was the period of big business and class conflict; mass urbanization and transportation; race-based segregation and non-Anglo immigration; globalization, imperialism, and the closing of the West; the increased agitation for women's rights; the growth of tourism both at home and abroad; and the rise of professional institutions and institutionalized social reform. This course will examine writers who creatively responded to these massive social changes.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL-Amer Lit)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Henry James, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1881); William Dean Howells, THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM (1885); Sarah Orne Jewett, THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS (1896); Charles Chesnutt, THE CONJURE WOMAN (1899); Sutton Griggs, IMPERIUM IN IMPERIO (1899); Thorstein Veblen, THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS (1899); W.E.B. Du Bois, THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK (1903); Frank Norris, THE PIT (1903); Edith Wharton, THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY (1913); Mark Twain, THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER (1916)
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This course contributes to the American Literature concentration of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Day Frank,Morgan Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: FISK121; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 4||FR: X|