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
 
 

 

4. The Depression Years: John Steinbeck.
       Text: Of Mice and Men.

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
    - Imnmediacy and Human Experience in John Steinbeck.
    - Styles in Steinbeck's Work.
    - Characters with no Commitmentto Society and No Inhibitions.
    - Nostalgia for the Primitive.
    - The Stage-drama in Of Mice and Men.

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All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna Central Library
(Guajara Campus):
- Gray, James. John Steinbeck. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1971.
- Lippman, Bertram and Curtis L. Johnson. Of Mice and Men: A Critical Commentary.
        New York: American R.D.M., 1964.
- Owens, Louis. John Steinbeck's Re-vision of America. Athens: The U of Georgia P, 1985.
- Watt, F.W. Steinbeck. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1962.
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Please, visit these sites for further information on John Steinbeck: 
     - http://www.steinbeck.org/about-john/biography/
    - http://www.steinbecknow.com/

 
 
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