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
 
 

 

11. The Beat Generation and Gary Snyder.
   -  Gary Snyder. Texts: “Marin-An” and “Buildings.”

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
      - The Beat Movement: National and Urban Phenomenon. 
      - Gary Snyder’s Integrated World Culture. 
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All these bibliographical references can found at the ULL Central Library,
Guajara Campus): 

      - On the Beat Generation:
- Charters, Ann, ed. Beat Down to Your Soul: What Was the Beat Generation?
New York: Penguin, 2001. 590-596. 
- Peabody, Richard. A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation.
New York: Serpent's Tail, 1997. 
- Waldman, Anne, ed. The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation. Boston:
Shambala, 1999. 

      - On Gary Snyder:
- Charters, Samuel. “Gary Snyder.” Some Poems/Poets. Berkeley: Oyez, 1971. 57-64. 
- Gifford, Terry. “Gary Snyder and the Post-Pastoral.” Ecopoetry: A Critical
Introduction. Ed. J. Scott Bryson.  Salt Lake City: The U of Utah P, 2002. 77-87. 
- Park, Josephine Nock-Hee. “Beatific Prientalism: Gary Snyder and Zen.”
Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics. Oxford:
Oxford UP. 2008. 57-90.
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Recommended web sites on the Beat Poets, and Gary Snyder: 
      - On the Beat Poets: 
http://beatstudies.org/
http://www.beatmuseum.org/
      - On Gary Snyder: 
http://maps-legacy.org/poets/s_z/snyder/snyder.htm
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/167 
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