ENGL 353 B: American Literature: Later Nineteenth Century

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
CDH 125
SLN: 
14142
Instructor:
John Griffith
John Griffith

Additional Details:

We will read and discuss an assortment of novels, stories and memoirs produced by American writers in the period following the Civil War and up to the turn of the twentieth century. Students will be expected to attend class regularly, keep up with reading assignments and take part in open discussion. Written work will consist entirely of between five and ten brief in-class essays written in response to study questions handed out in advance.

Texts: Judith Fetterly, ed., AMERICAN WOMEN REGIONALISTS; William Dean Howells, THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM; Kate Chopin, THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIES; Stephen Crane, GREAT SHORT WORKS OF STEPHEN CRANE; Henry James, THE TURN OF THE SCREW AND OTHER STORIES; Charles Chesnutt, THE MARROW OF TRADITION; Edith Wharton, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH; and Mark Twain, ROUGHING IT

Catalog Description: 
Explores American fiction, poetry, and prose during the latter half of the nineteenth century. May include such representative authors of the period as Twain, Dickinson, DuBois, Crane, Wharton and Chopin, along with supplementary study of the broader cultural and political milieu.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 3:58pm