Summer 2019 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Ingrao, Peter
Discipline and Number
LIT 3327 Section 051
MW Time 8:30 AM - 12:45 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
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Barry Hannah, Ray

Additional short readings, such as Ginsberg's "Howl," will be available through e-reserve. This course will also incorporate a great deal of media such as interviews, documentaries, and cinematic adaptations of texts.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Presentation of research
Two in class exams
Take home final exam

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