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
 
 

 

12. Postmondernism in America
         Texts: Donald Barthelme's "The Explanation."

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
        - Donald Barthelme´s Literary Achievement.
        - The Explanation: "A Large Black Square Floating Above Words"
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All these bibliographical references can found at the ULL CentralLibrary,
    Guajara Campus):

       - On Postmnodern American Fiction: 
- LeClair, Tom & Larry McCaffery. Anything Can Happe: Interviews with Contemporary
        American Novelists. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1983.
- Maltby, Paul. Dissident Postmodernists. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1991.

      - On Donald Barthelme:
- Couturier, Maurice, and Regis Durand. Donald Barthelme. London: Methuen, 1982.
- Hicks, Jack. In the Singer's Temple. Chapel Hill: Uof North Carolina P, 1981. 18-82.
- Molesworth, Charles. Donald Barthelme's Fiction. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1982.
- Stengel, Wayne B. The Shape of Art in the Short Stories of Donald Barthelme. Baton
        Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1985.
 

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Recommended Donald Barthleme web sites: 

http://www.jessamyn.com/barth/
http://www.todayinliterature.com/biography/donald.barthelme.asp 
 
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