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ENGL433 American Literature: 1914 to the Present, the Modern Period

Modernism, Postmodernism. Writers such as Stevens, Stein, Ellison.

In this course we will examine the varied expressions of what we commonly call “modern” and “postmodern” literature from various ethnic, racial, regional, and national vantage points. We will also read texts from the long twentieth century in order to explore the effect of rapid technological, political, and economic changes on literary form and genre. Finally, we will consider what, if anything, ties these texts together as American literature.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

WB11    Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

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