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
 
 



 

13. Avant-Pop Fiction and Cyberpunk Fiction: Kathy Acker 
    Text: Some excerpts from  “Don Quixote.” 
 

For discussion in class:
    - Cyberpunk and the Corporate Power
    - Don Quixote as Disjunctive Strategy

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

- Henderson, Margaret. “Kathy Is a Punk Writer: When the Underground Goes Overground.”
     Critique 55.5 (2014): 536 550.
- June, Pamela B. The Fragmented Female Body and Identity: The Postmodern, Feminist,
     and Multiethnic Writings of Toni Morrison, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Phyllis Alesia Perry,
    Gayl Jones, Emma Pérez, Paula Gunn Allen, and Kathy Acker. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.
- McCaffery, Larry ed. Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and
        Postmodern Science Fiction. Durham: Duke UP, 1991.
- “Special Section on Kathy  Acker.” The Review of Contemporary Fiction 9.3 (Fall 1989): 12-80. 
- Skelley, Jack. More Fear of Kathy Acker. Los Angeles: Illuminati, 1985.

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Recommended web sites on Kathy Acker: 

http://www.levity.com/corduroy/acker.htm
 

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