DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA
Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2021-2022

 

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Syllabus
1. Modern American Literature 
2.Twentieth-Century Realism
3. Progressive Criticism
4. The Depression Years
5. Chicago Renaissance
6. Cultural Hedonism in the 1950s
7. Psychology and Realism in the 1950s
8. Black Mountain Poetry
9. The Beat Generation
10. Realism: American Drama
11. Late Twentieth-Century Fiction
12. Late Twentieth-Century Poetry
General Bibliography
 
 



 

9. Beat Poetry and the New America: Allen Ginsberg.
   - Texts: Some excerpts from "Howl” 

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
   - The Beat Movement: National and Urban Phenomenon. 
   - Ginsberg's Strategy: Sources in His Poetry. 
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the ULL 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. 
- Charters, Ann. The Portable Beat Reader. New York: Penguin, 1992. 
- 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 Allen Ginsberg:
- Breslin, James E.B.  "Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"."From Modern to Contemporary American Poetry, 1945-1965.
            Chicago: The U of Chicago P, 1984. 77-109.
- Brown, Dennis. "Allen Ginsberg's "America"." The Poetry of Postmodernity. New York: St. Martin's, 1994. 30-44.
- Hyde, Lewis ed. On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg. Ann Arbor: The U of Michigan P, 1984.
- Whitner, Peter O. Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America:
           William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer,
            Tom Robbins, Hunter S. Thompson. New York: Citadel, 1991. 
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Recommended web sites for the Beat Poets, and Allen Ginsberg:  

      - On the Beat Poets: 
- http://www.online-literature.com/periods/beat.php
- https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/147552/an-introduction-to-the-beat-poets


       - Allen Ginsberg:
 - https://allenginsberg.org/ 
 - http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/allen-ginsberg  

 
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