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
 
 



 

12. American Drama in the Twentieth Century: Tennessee Williams 
 Text:  The Glass Menagerie

For discussion in class:
          - Tennessee Williams’ Tragic Social  Vision.

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Some related bibliography at the Universidad de La Laguna Central  Library, Guajara Campus:  

- Bigsby, Christopher. “Tennessee Williams.” The Cambridge History of American
    Literature. Vol. 7. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. 10-19.
- Pettit, Alexander. “Tennessee Williams’s ‘Serious Comedy’: Problems of Genre
   and Sexuality in (and After) Period of Adjustment.” Philological Quarterly  91.1
    (Winter 2012): 97 119.
- Schroeder, Patricia R.  “Legitimizing the Bastard Child: Two New Looks at American
    Drama.” American Literary History 3.2 (Summer 1991): 420-427.

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Recommended web sites on Tennesssee Williams: 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/tennessee-williams
http://www.gradesaver.com/author/tennessee-williams/
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