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
 
 



 


11. Beat Poetry and the New Transcendentalism. 
   -  Gary Snyder. Texts: “Marin-An” and “Buildings.” 

For discussion in class:
      - The Beat Movement: National and Urban Phenomenon. 
      - Gary Snyder’s Integrated World Culture. 
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Some related bibliography at the Universidad de La Laguna 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. 
- Peabody, Richard. A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation. New York:
    Serpent's Tail, 1997. 
- Waldman, Anne, ed. The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation. Boston: Shambala, 1999. 

      - On Gary Snyder:
- Charters, Samuel. “Gary Snyder.” Some Poems/Poets. Berkeley: Oyez, 1971. 57-64. 
- Gifford, Terry. “Gary Snyder and the Post-Pastoral.” Ecopoetry: A Critical Introduction.
     Ed. J. Scott Bryson.  Salt Lake City: The U of Utah P, 2002. 77-87. 
- Park, Josephine Nock-Hee. “Beatific Prientalism: Gary Snyder and Zen.”
     Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics. Oxford: Oxford UP. 2008. 57-90.
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Recommended web sites on the Beat Poets, and Gary Snyder: 

      - On the Beat Poets: 
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/BeatGen.html?menu=none 

      - On Gary Snyder: 
http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/snyder/snyder.htm
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/167 
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