Dr. Fagan 3 credits
This course surveys the production of American literature from the mid-19th century to the present, tracing the major historical and formal movements including regionalism, realism, naturalism, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism, minimalism, and postmodernism. We will explore narratives and counter-narratives, histories and counter-histories, seeking to understand how American literature presents multiple and even competing interpretations of American life. Assignments may include short in-class essays, a midterm essay, and a final exam.
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