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ENGL 8894 American Modernisms (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Focusing on issues of language and representation, this course will trace the way in which modern American writers respond to the problem of forging a link between language and experience in a time of cultural crisis. In our analysis of primary texts, we will pay close attention to literary technique and representational strategies as we explore depictions of violence and warfare, portrayals of the body, the construction of narrative subjectivity, and issues of gender, race, class and sexuality. Texts may include fiction by Hemingway, West, Faulkner, Stein, Hurston and Larsen, as well as poetry by Williams, Eliot, Stevens and Hughes.


Instructor(s): Laura Tanner

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13