DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
Y ALEMANA
Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2019-2020
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Syllabus

1.Modern American Literature: An Appreciation.
2. Social Perception and Human Nature in Robert Frost’s Poetry.
3. Allusive Methods and Dramatic Monologues in T.S. Eliot's Realism
4. Southern Social History in William Faulkner’s Fiction.
5. Ernest Hemingway's Textuality and Reality
6. The 1950s Consciousness in Flannery O’Connor
7. Realism, Objectivism, and Visualization
in Marianne Moore.
8. Physical and Social Urges in Theodore Roethke.
9. Black Mountain Poetry and  Robert Creeley.
10. Confessionalism  in the 1950s America and  Sylvia Plath
11.The Beat Generation and  Gary Snyder.
12. New Social American Drama and Tennessee Williams
13. Avant-Pop, Cyberpunk Fiction, and Kathy Acker.
14. Recent American Poetry and  Ron Silliman.

General Bibliography

 

This course will take substantial account of the socio-cultural context in the 20th-century
U.S., and its impact on literature. It will focus on a wide-ranging variety of literary texts,
and use them to explore methods of writing and interpreting modern and contemporary
American society.Also an emphasis on the interrelation of language, social context,
and thought.Thirteen American writers will be particularly discussed. Lectures will set
the appropriate context in socio-cultural and literary histories.Along with it discussions
ntended to develop the students ability to read, understand, and analyze the proposed
texts. For additional information on the teaching guide, competence achievement,
and methododogy, please visit this webpage: https://www.ull.es/apps/guias/guias/view_guide/20352/.
Supplementary note: students should check the English Departments' Announcement
for Lectures” for a list of lectures given by visiting scholarsconcerning this field of study.
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