Summer 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Ingrao, Peter
Discipline and Number
LIT 3325 Section 05A
MW Time 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Course Title
American Modernism

Description of Course:

LIT 3325 (3 semester hours) surveys American literature from about 1914 to 1945. The course examines literary trends by sampling such writers as Hemingway, Chandler, Steinbeck, Larsen, and O'Neill, and considers such topics as the grotesque, new criticism, imagism, social realism, the Harlem Renaissance, and the poor white.

Required Texts:

Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio
Nella Larsen, Passing
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Eugene O'Neill, The Iceman Cometh

Handouts, such as Eliot's “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” will be available through

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Class discussion will be important
Two Short Answer Exams
One Essay Exam

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