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
 
 



 

8. Physical Realism and Spiritual World: Theodore Roethke. 
 - Text: “Orchids.” 

For discussion in class:
     - Roethke’s Sense of Oneness.
     - The Greenhouse as a World of Growth.

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Some related bibliography at the Universidad de La Laguna Central  Library, Guajara Campus:
- Kunitz, Stanley.
Roethke: Poet of Transformations. Contemporary Poetry
    in America: Essays and Interviews. Ed. Robert Boyers. New York: Schocken, 1974. 99-109.
- Lieberman, Laurence. Theodore Roethke. Beyond the Muse of Memory: Essays on
     Contemporary Poets. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1995. 256-258.
- Mills, Ralph J., Jr. Theodore Roethke. Essays on Poetry. Normal: Dalkey Archive,
      2003. 114-158.
- Turpin, Jeff P. and Robert W. Fuhrman. Adaptive and Maladaptive Poetry: in Plath,
    Roethke, Kunitz, and Moraga.Style 47.1 (Spring 2013): 479 499.
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Please, visit these sites for further information on Theodore Roethke: 

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/m_r/roethke/roethke.htm
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/theodore-roethke
 

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