Literatura Norteamericana: Realismo Social y Generación Beat
Session 2022-2023


Social Perception and Human Nature.

2.  Allusive Methods and Dramatic Realism.

3.  Southern Social History.

4.  Textuality and Social Issues. 

5.  The 1950s Consciousness in American Fiction.

6.  Realism, Objectivism, and Visualization.

7.  Social Urges and Spiritual World.

8.  New Social Approach in the 1950s American Poetry.

9.  Confessionalism and Society in America.

10. Beat Poetry.

11. New Social American Drama.

12. After the Beat Poetry: Some Social Concerns.

General Bibliography


5.  The 1950s Consciousness in American Fiction: Flannery O’Connor.
 - Text: “The River.”

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
  - Flannery O’Connor’s Narrative Style 
  - The Grotesque in Flannery O’Connor 
  - Redemption of Man in Flannery O’Connor’s Literary Work 
  - Moral and Cultural Preconceptions  in “The River.” 
All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna
Central Library (Guajara Campus):

- Boren, Mark Edelman. “Flannery O’Connor, Laughter, and the World Made Flesh.”
  Studies in American Fiction 26.1 (Spring 1998): 115-128. 
- Fowler, Doreen. Flannery O’Connor’s Productive Violence. Arizona Quarterly 67.2
  (Summer 2011): 127-154.
- Hyman, Stanley Edgar. Flannery OConnor. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1966. 
- Westarp, Karl H. and Jan Norby Gretlund. Realist of Distances: Flannery O’Connor
Revisited. Aarhus: Aarhus UP, 1987.

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