ENGL 354 A: American Literature: Early Twentieth Century

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
AND 008
SLN: 
14012
Instructor:
John Griffith
John Griffith

Additional Details:

We will read and discuss an assortment of novels and short stories written by American authors in the first half of the twentieth century. Students will be expected to do the reading, attend class regularly, and be ready to write short in-class essays throughout the quarter. Grades will be based on the series of in-class essays--written in answer to questions handed out in advance--and on participation in class-discussion.

TEXTS: William Faulkner, GO DOWN, MOSES; Zora Neale Hurston, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD; Ernest Hemingway, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS; Sherwood Anderson, WINESBURG, OHIO; Eudora Welty, THIRTEEN STORIES BY EUDORA WELTY; Sinclair Lewis, ELMER GANTRY; Richard Wright, UNCLE TOM'S CHILDREN; and F. Scott Fitzgerald, BABYLON REVISITED AND OTHER STORIES.

Catalog Description: 
Investigates the period of American literary modernism (1900 to WW II). Topics include nationalism, migration, race, gender, and the impact of the visual arts on literary modernism, as well as the relation between modernity/modernization (social, economic, and technological transformation) and modernism (revolution in literary style).
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 11:01am