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ENGL 226 - American Literature, 1865-1925

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)

Study of the major developments in American literature and culture from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century with a focus on the development of literary realism and writers who called its authority into question, especially writers associated with naturalism, regionalism, modernism, and the Harlem Renaissance. Through readings of novels and short stories we will address some of the period’s central questions about the meanings and purposes of fiction, including its capacity to realistically represent reality, its status as a fine art, and its ability to represent a diverse and rapidly developing nation. Authors will include Howells, James, Dreiser, Chesnutt, Jewett, Garland, Crane, Cather, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hurston, and others.

  Zachary Roberts.

This course satisfies the pre-1900 requirement for the English major.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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