Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social
y Generación Beat
Session 2020-2021



1. Modern American Literature: An Appreciation.
2. Social Perception and Human Nature: William Faulkner.
3. Allusive Methods and Dramatic Monologues in Realism: Ernest Hemingway:
4. Social History in American Fiction: Langston Hughes.
5. Textuality and Reality: Wallace Stevens. 
6. The 1950s Realist Consciousness: Bernard Malamud.
7. Realism, Objectivism, and Visualization: E.E. Cummings.
8. Social Urges in Mid-century America: Flannery O'Connor.
9. Black Mountain Poetry: Charles Olson.
10. Confessionalism  in America: Anne Sexton.
11. Beat Poetry: Allen Ginsberg.
12. New Social American Drama: Edward Albee.
13. Post-Realism: Donald Barthelme.
14. New Social Issues and in Recent American Poetry: Charles Bernstein.




This course will take substantial account of the socio-cultural context in the U.S. during the 20th century, and its impact on literature. It will focus on a wide-ranging  variety of literary texts to explore methods of writing and interpreting  modern and contemporary American society. Also an emphasis on the interrelation of language, social context, and thought. Lectures will set the appropriate context in socio-cultural and literary histories. Along with it discussions  intended to develop the students ability to read, understand and evaluate the proposed texts. For additional information on grades, competence achievement, and methododogy,  please visit this webpage:

Supplementary note: students should check the English Departments “Announcement for Lectures” for a list of lectures given by visiting scholarsconcerning this field of study. 


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