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
 
 



 

6. The 1950s Consciousness. Flannery O’Connor. 
 - Text: “The River.” 

For discussion in class:
  - Flannery O’Connor’s Narrative Style 
  - The Grotesque in Flannery O’Connor 
  - Redemption of Man in Flannery O’Connor’s Literary Work 
  - Moral and Cultural Preconceptions  in “The River.” 
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Some related bibliography at the Universidad de La Laguna Central  Library, Guajara Campus:

- Boren, Mark Edelman. “Flannery O’Connor, Laughter, and the World Made Flesh.”
     Studies in American Fiction 26.1 (Spring 1998): 115-128. 
- Fowler, Doreen. Flannery O’Connor’s Productive Violence. Arizona Quarterly 67.2
     (Summer 2011): 127-154.
- Hyman, Stanley Edgar. Flannery OConnor. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1966. 
- Westarp, Karl H. and Jan Norby Gretlund. Realist of Distances: Flannery O’Connor
     Revisited. Aarhus: Aarhus UP, 1987.

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Please, visit these sites for further information on Flannery O’Connor:

http://www.flanneryoconnor.org/
 

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