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ENGL 2142 American Literary History II (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The seventy-five years following the American Civil War defined the era when transformative changes in U.S. culture--the demise of the slave system and the rise of segregation; the emergence of corporate society and successive waves of immigration; new experimentation in the arts; new roles for women and new ideas imagined for reordering society--transformed the face of American writing. Through interdisciplinary lectures on historical and biographical background, and close discussions on authors such as Mark Twain, Theodore Dreiser, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sui Sin Far, Stephen Crane and others, this course provides an introduction to the emergence of modern American writing.


Instructor(s): Christopher Wilson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills pre-1900 requirement.


Last Updated: 21-Jan-15