Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social
y Generación Beat
Session 2016-2017



1. Modern American Literature: An Appreciation.
2. Social Perception and Human Nature in Robert Frost’s Poetry.

3. Realism, World War I, and Dramatic Monologues: T.S. Eliot. 
4. Southern Social History in William Faulkner’s Fiction.
5. Ernest Hemingway’s Textuality and Social Issues. 
6. The 1950s Consciousness: Flannery O’Connor. 
7. Realism, Objectivism, and Visualization: Marianne Moore.
8. Physical Realism and Spiritual World: Theodore Roethke.
9. Black Mountain Poetry: Robert Creeley.
10. Confessionalism: Sylvia Plath. 
11. Beat Poetry: Gary Snyder.
12. New Social American Drama. Tennessee Williams. 
13. Avant-Pop Fiction and Cyberpunk Fiction: Kathy Acker.
14. Recent American Poetry: Ron Silliman.




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 and use them 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.
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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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