Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2023-2024





1. Modern American Literature: An Appreciation.
2.  Southern Social History in William Faulkner’s Fiction.
3. Ernest Hemingway’s Textuality and Social Issues.
4. Reality in Wallace Stevens. 
5. Afro-American Appeals: Langston Hughes.
6. Cultural Hedonism: E.E. Cummings.
7. The 1950s Consciousness: Flannery O'Connor.
8. Jewishness in the 1950s: Bernard Malamud.
9. Black  Mountain Poetry.

10. The Beat Generation: An Approach.
11. Confessionalism: Anne Sexton.
12.  New Social American Drama: Edward Albee.
13.Postmodernism in America: Donald Barthelme.
14. Recent American Poetry: Charles Bernstein.




5. Afro-American Appeals: Langston Hughes.
 - Text: “Ways & Means.”

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
  - Langston Hughes’s Creation of Characters 
  - Racial Militancy and Disdain 
  - Black Soul and Humorous Style in Hughes’s “WaYs & Means.” 
All these bibliographical references can found at the Universidad de La Laguna Central Library 
    (Guajara Campus):

- Ford, Karen J. “Do Right to Write Right: Langston Hughes’s Aesthetics of Simplicity.”
    Twentieth-Century Literature 38.4 (Winter 1992): 436-456. 
- Harper, Donna Akiba Sullivan. “On A. Rampersad’s The Life of Langston Hughes.”
    Obsidian II 5.2 (Summer 1990): 148-152. 
- Holcomb, Gary Edward. "Langston Unshamed: Radical Mythmaking in Hughes's
    1930s Short Fiction." Modern Fiction Studies 61.3 (Fall 2015): 423-445.
- Jarraway, David R. “Montage of an Otherness Deferred: Dreaming Subjectivity
     in Langston Hughes.” American Literature 68.4 (December 1996): 819-847. 
Please, visit these sites for further information on Langston Hughes:
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