E s338 • American Literature from 1865 to the Present
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
This is basically a course from Whitman to DeLillo, from 19th-century realism to 20th-Century post-modernism. We will read a wide range of writers, from the obvious canonical figures to the not so obvious marginalized voices, and examine how recent American Literature is being reshaped and rethought.
Three papers (4-5 pages each, typed) 25% each
One longer paper (6-8 pages, typed) 25%
Attendance is essential; there is only one unexcused absence allowed. Excessive absences will affect your grade.
McMichael, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, 6th ed., MacMillan
Hacker, Diana, A Pocket Style Manual, Bedford/St. Martins