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
 
 



 

9. Black Mountain Poetry: Robert Creeley. 
- Texts:  “Know a Man,” and “Le Fou.” 

For discussion in class:
      - Projective Verse
      - Robert Creeley’s Friendly Social America.
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Some related bibliography at the Universidad de La Laguna Central  Library, Guajara Campus:

- Bernstein, Charles. Robert Creeley: Hero of the Local. Pitch of Poetry. Chicago:
       The U of Chicago P, 2016. 131-136.
- Foster, Edward Halsey. Understanding the Black Mountain Poets. Columbia:
        U of South Carolina P, 1995.
- Faas, Ekbert. Robert Creeley: A Biography. Hanover: UP of New England, 2001.
- Howard, Richard. Robert Creeley.Alone with America. New York: Atheneum, 1980. 84-93.
- Power, Kevin. Robert Creeley.Una poética activa. Madrid: Editora Nacional, 1978.117-138.
- Wilson, John. Robert Creeley’s Life and Work. Ann Arbor: The U of Michigan P, 1987.

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Please, visit these sites for further information on William Faulkner:

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/creeley/creeley.htm
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/robert-creeley
 

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