DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA
Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2016-2017


 

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Syllabus

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.

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SYLLABUS

1.Modern American Literature: An Appreciation.
2. Social Perception and Human Nature in Robert Frost’s Poetry.
      Text: “Mending Wall.”
3. Realism, World War I, and Dramatic Monologues: T.S. Eliot.
      Text: “The Burial of the Dead” from The Waste Land.
4. Southern Social History in William Faulkner’s Fiction.
      Text: “A Rose for Emily.”
5. Ernest Hemingway’s Textuality and Social Issues. 
      Texts: The Sun Also Rises, and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.”
6. The 1950s Consciousness: Flannery O’Connor. 
      Text: “The River.”
7. Realism, Objectivism, and Visualization: Marianne Moore.
      Text: “Nine Nectarines.”
8. Physical Realism and Spiritual World: Theodore Roethke.
      Text: “Orchids.”
9. Black Mountain Poetry: Robert Creeley.
      Text: “I Know a Man” and “Le Fou.”
10. Confessionalism: Sylvia Plath. 
      Texts: “Witch Burning” and “Daddy.”
11. Beat Poetry: Gary Snyder.
      Texts: “Marin.an” and “Buildings.”
12. New Social American Drama. Tennessee Williams. 
      Text: The Glass Menagerie.
13. Avant-Pop Fiction and Cyberpunk Fiction: Kathy Acker.
      Text: Some excerpts from Don Quixote.
14. Recent American Poetry: Ron Silliman.
      Text: Some excerpts from Tjanting.
 

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