Summer 2011 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Ingrao, Peter
Discipline and Number
LIT 3327 Section: 05A
Day:
TR Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Title:
Mid-Twentieth Century American Literature

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

LIT 3327 (3 semester hours) surveys American literature from about 1945 to about 1980. The course examines literary trends by sampling such writers as the Beats, the confessional poets, Pynchon, Capote, and Morrison, and considers such topics as metafiction, feminism, the black arts movement, and the new journalism.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
William S. Burroughs, Junky
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
Barry Hannah, Ray

Additional short readings, such as Ginsberg’s “Howl,” and excerpts from such novels as Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas will be available through e-reserve.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Presentation
Two Short Answer Exams
One Essay Exam

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