Jeremy C. Justus, 20th Century American Literature, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This semester in Twentieth Century American Literature, we’ll focus primarily on literature written between the two World Wars and on literature written in the wake of WWII. Thus, much of our focus will be on works of American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance as well as post-war literature. Most importantly, we’ll consider the literature produced during these historical periods as manifestations of various cultural, political, ideological, socioeconomic, ethnic, and regional perspectives.

Texts:

- Eliot, T.S. The Waste Land (Critical Edition), 1922
- Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man, 1952
- Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems, 1956
- Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises, 1926
- Kerouac, Jack. On the Road, 1957
- Morrison, Toni, 1970
- O’Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, 1955
- Wright, Richard. Native Son, 1940

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