Summer 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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.
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:
Two Short Answer Exams
One Essay Exam