ENGL 353 B: American Literature: Later Nineteenth Century

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:30am - 10:20am
CMU B006
John Griffith
John Griffith

Syllabus Description:

We'll read and discuss an assortment of novels, short stories and sketches written by American authors in the decades following the Civil War.  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 a series of brief in-class essays done in response to study questions handed out in advance.

Texts:  Judith Fetterly, American Women Regionalists; William Dean Howells, The Rise of Silas Lapham; Kate Chopin, The Awakening and Selected Short Stories; Frank Norris, McTeague; Stephen Crane, Great Short Works of Stephen Crane; Henry James, The American; Charles Chesnutt, The Conjure Woman; Mark Twain, Great Short Works of Mark Twain

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)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 10:20pm