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
 
 

 

7. Jewishness in the 1950s. Bernard Malamud 
 - Text: The Assistant.

 Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
   - The Literature of the Jews in the United States. 
   - Humanistic Values in Bernard Malamud's Fiction. 
   - Structural Simplicity and Psychological Sophistication in The Assistant. 
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 All these  bibliographical references can found at the Universidad de La Laguna
    Central Library (Guajara Campus):

 - Aarons, Victoria. "Compassion and Redemption in Malamud's Short 
    Fiction." Studies in American Fiction 20.1   (Spring 1992): 57-74. 
- Da Silva Pires, Ramira M.S. "O Universo femenino en The Assistant
    de Bernard Malamud." Estudos  Anglo-Americanos 17-18 (1993/94): 105-113. 
- Field, Leslie A. ed. Bernard Malamud and the Critics. New York: 
    New York UP, 1970.
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Please, visit these sites for further information on Bernard Malamud: 

http://www2.dokkyo.ac.jp/~esemi006/malamud/index2.htm 

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/a/the-assistant/bernard-malamud-biography
 
 
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