DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
Y ALEMANA
Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social
y Generación Beat
Session 2017-2018


 
 

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Syllabus

1. Modern American Literature: An Appreciation.
2.  Southern Social History in William Faulkner’s Fiction.
3. Ernest Hemingway’s Textuality and Social Issues.
4. Reality in Wallace Stevens. 
5. Afro-American Appeals: Langston Hughes.
6. The 1950s Consciousness: Flannery O'Connor.
7. Jewishness in the 1950s: Bernard Malamud.
8. The Beat Generation: An Approach.
9. Confessionalism: Anne Sexton.
10.  New Social American Drama: Edward Albee.
11.Postmodernism in America: Donald Barthelme.
12. Recent American Poetry: Charles Bernstein.

Bibliography

 

 

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: https://e-guia.ull.es/filologia/query.php?codigo=259093203

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

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