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
 
 



 

10. Confessionalism: Sylvia Plath. 
 Texts: “Witch Burning” and “Daddy.” 
 

For discussion in class:
     - Confessional Poetry: Anguishness and Social Forces.
      - Aspects and Features in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry.
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Some related bibliography at the Universidad de La Laguna Central  Library, Guajara Campus:

- Bryant, Marsha. “Plath, Domesticity, and the Art of Advertising.” College Literature
     29.3 (Summer 2002): 17-34.
- Kukil, Karen V. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor, 2000.
- Mulvania, Andrew.  “Sylvia Plath: A Fifty Year Retrospective.” The Missouri Review 36.4 
    (Winter 2013): 177 188.
- Wagner-Martin, Linda. Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

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Recommended Sylvia Plath Web Sites:

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