Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2021-2022


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


3. Progressive Criticism: John Dos Passos.
   - Text: Some excerpts from Manhattan Transfer.

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
    - John Dos Passos's Moral and Progressive Criticism.
    - Fictional Plot and Documentary Materials in John Dos Passos's Fiction.
    - Visual and Spatial Qualities in Dos Passos's Manhattan Transfer. 
All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna Central 
Library, Guajara Campus:
- Brantley, John D. The Fiction of John Dos Passos. The Hague: Mouton, 1968.
- Goodson, A.C. "Manhattan Transfer and the Metropolitan Subject." Arizona Quarterly 56.1 (Spring 2000):
- Hook, Andrew ed. Dos Passos: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1974.
- Trombold, John. "From the Future to the Past: The Disillusionment of John Dos Passos." 
       Studies in American Fiction 26.2 (Autumn 1998): 237-256.
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