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ENGL 2143 American Literary History III (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will provide an introductory overview of literature written in America from the First World War to the early 21st century. We will use selected texts to address representative thematic, cultural and literary concerns. In our analysis of primary texts, we will pay close attention to literary techniques as we explore constructions of national identity, governing myths of the American Dream, the influence of changing technology and the development of commodity culture, the place of the family, the significance of space in domestic and urban/rural settings, the construction of narrative subjectivity, and issues of gender, race and class.

Instructor(s): Laura Tanner

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 25-Jan-17