DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA
Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2020-2021

 
 

Syllabus

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.
 

Bibliography
 
 

 

5. Afro-American Appeals: Langston Hughes.
 - Text: “Ways & Means.”

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
  - Langston Hughes’s Creation of Characters 
  - Racial Militancy and Disdain 
  - Black Soul and Humorous Style in Hughes’s “WaYs & Means.” 
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All these bibliographical references can found at the Universidad de La Laguna Central Library 
    (Guajara Campus):

- Ford, Karen J. “Do Right to Write Right: Langston Hughes’s Aesthetics of Simplicity.”
    Twentieth-Century Literature 38.4 (Winter 1992): 436-456. 
- Harper, Donna Akiba Sullivan. “On A. Rampersad’s The Life of Langston Hughes.”
    Obsidian II 5.2 (Summer 1990): 148-152. 
- Holcomb, Gary Edward. "Langston Unshamed: Radical Mythmaking in Hughes's
    1930s Short Fiction." Modern Fiction Studies 61.3 (Fall 2015): 423-445.
- Jarraway, David R. “Montage of an Otherness Deferred: Dreaming Subjectivity
     in Langston Hughes.” American Literature 68.4 (December 1996): 819-847. 
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Please, visit these sites for further information on Langston Hughes: 
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/83
http://www.howard.edu/library/reference/guides/hughes/default.htm
 
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