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
 
 

 

12. New Social American Drama and Tennessee Williams.
 Text:  The Glass Menagerie.

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
          - Tennessee Williams’ Tragic Social  Vision.

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All these bibliographical references can found at the ULL Central Library, Guajara Campus): 

- Bigsby, Christopher. “Tennessee Williams.” The Cambridge History of American
    Literature. Vol. 7. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. 10-19.
- Pettit, Alexander. “Tennessee Williams’s ‘Serious Comedy’: Problems of Genre
   and Sexuality in (and After) Period of Adjustment.” Philological Quarterly  91.1
    (Winter 2012): 97 119.
- Schroeder, Patricia R.  “Legitimizing the Bastard Child: Two New Looks at American
    Drama.” American Literary History 3.2 (Summer 1991): 420-427.

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Recommended web sites on Tennesssee Williams: 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/tennessee-williams
http://www.gradesaver.com/author/tennessee-williams/
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