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
 
 

 

10. Confessionalism in the 1950s America and Sylvia Plath. 
 Texts: “Witch Burning” and “Daddy.” 

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
     - Confessional Poetry: Anguishness and Social Forces.
      - Aspects and Features in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry.
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna
Central Library (Guajara Campus):

- Bryant, Marsha. “Plath, Domesticity, and the Art of Advertising.” College Literature
     29.3 (Summer 2002): 17-34.
- Kukil, Karen V. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York:
Anchor, 2000.
- Mulvania, Andrew.  “Sylvia Plath: A Fifty Year Retrospective.” The Missouri
Review 36.4 
    (Winter 2013): 177 188.
- Wagner-Martin, Linda. Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life. New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2003.
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Recommended Sylvia Plath Web Sites:

http://maps-legacy.org/poets/m_r/plath/plath.htm
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/sylvia-plath
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