Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2019-2020


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


6. The 1950s Consciousness in Flannery O’Connor.
 - Text: “The River.”

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
  - Flannery O’Connor’s Narrative Style 
  - The Grotesque in Flannery O’Connor 
  - Redemption of Man in Flannery O’Connor’s Literary Work 
  - Moral and Cultural Preconceptions  in “The River.” 
All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna
Central Library (Guajara Campus):

- Boren, Mark Edelman. “Flannery O’Connor, Laughter, and the World Made Flesh.”
  Studies in American Fiction 26.1 (Spring 1998): 115-128. 
- Fowler, Doreen. Flannery O’Connor’s Productive Violence. Arizona Quarterly 67.2
  (Summer 2011): 127-154.
- Hyman, Stanley Edgar. Flannery OConnor. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1966. 
- Westarp, Karl H. and Jan Norby Gretlund. Realist of Distances: Flannery O’Connor
Revisited. Aarhus: Aarhus UP, 1987.

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