1. Modern American Literature
3. The Depression
Hedonism in the 1950s
and Realism in the 1950s
9. The Beat
Late Twentieth-Century Fiction
Late Twentieth-Century Poetry
This course will take substantial account of the socio-cultural
context in the U.S. in the 20th century,
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
Also an emphasis on the interrelation of language, social context, and
thought. Nine American writers
will be particularly discussed. Lectures will set the appropriate context
in socio-cultural and literary
histories. Along with it discussions intended to develop the student's
ability to read, understand
and evaluate the proposed texts.. Students are encouraged to attend
classes and to use the bibliographic
resources at the Central Library. Further information on the teaching
guide for this subject, please visit https://www.ull.es/apps/guias/guias/view_guide/25796/.
As an additional note, students should check the English Department's “Announcement
for Lectures” for a list of lectures given by visiting scholars concerning
this field of study.
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