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
 
 



 

8. Beat Poetry and the New America: Allen Ginsberg.
   - Texts: "Howl” 

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
   - The Beat Movement: National and Urban Phenomenon. 
   - Ginsberg's Strategy: Sources in His Poetry. 
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the ULL Central Library,
    Guajara Campus): 

      - On the Beat Generation:
- Charters, Ann, ed. Beat Down to Your Soul: What Was the Beat Generation? New York:
     Penguin, 2001. 590-596. 
- Charters, Ann. The Portable Beat Reader. New York: Penguin, 1992. 
- Morgan, Bill. Beat Atlas: A State By State Guide to the Beat Generation in America. San Francisco:
   City Lights, 2011.
- Grace, Nancy M. and Ronna C. Johnson. Breaking the Rule of Cool: Interviewing
    and Reading Women Beat Writers. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2004.
- Morton, Timothy. The Ecological Thought. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2010.

      - On Allen Ginsberg:
- Breslin, James E.B.  "Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"."From Modern to Contemporary American
    Poetry, 1945-1965.  Chicago: The U of Chicago P, 1984. 77-109.
- Brown, Dennis. "Allen Ginsberg's "America"." The Poetry of Postmodernity. New York:
     St. Martin's, 1994. 30-44.
- Hyde, Lewis ed. On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg. Ann Arbor: The U of Michigan P, 1984.
- Meyers, Jeffrey. "Ginsberg's Inferno: Dante and "Howl"." Style 47.1 (Spring 2013): 89 94. 
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Recommended web sites for the Beat Poets, and Allen Ginsberg: 
      - On the Beat Poets: 
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/BeatGen.html?menu=none 
       - On Allen Ginsberg:
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/ginsberg/ginsberg.htm
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/allen-ginsberg 
 
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