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.

Bibliography
 
 



 

5. Ernest Hemingway’s Textuality and Social Issues. 
  - Text: The Sun Also Rises and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.” 

For discussion in class:
   - Themes, Characters, and Style in Hemingway’s Fiction. 
   - Chief Concepts in Hemingway’s Literary Work. 
   - The Lost Generation in The Sun Also Rises
   - Evocative Realism in “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.”
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Some related bibliography at the Universidad de La Laguna Central  Library, Guajara Campus:

- Baker, Carlos. Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969.
- Griffin, Peter. Along with Youth: Hemingway. The Early Years. New York: Oxford UP, 1985.
- Lee, A. Robert. Ernest Hemingway: New Critical Essays. London: Vision and Barnes
    & Noble, 1983.
- Rohy, Valerie.  “Hemingway, Literalism, and Transgender Reading.” Twentieth-Century
    Literature 57.2 (Summer 2011): 148 179.
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Please, visit these sites for further information on Ernest Hemingway:

http://www.hemingwaysociety.org/ 
http://www.ernesthemingwaycollection.com/
 

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