The Invention of America: American Literature, 1870 to the Early Twentieth Century
Module code: ESH277B
Credits: 15.0 Semester: SEM2 Timetable:
Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
Contact: To Be Confirmed Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
This module surveys a rich array of American literature from (roughly) 1870 to the early 1900s; in doing so, it traces American social, cultural and intellectual history from the aftermath of the Civil War to the emergence of the United States as a continental, globally-influential power. Issues to be addressed include the contrasting novelistic philosophies and styles of Mark Twain and Henry James; the experience of Americans in Europe; antebellum 'race' relations; industry, immigration and the western frontier. Authors to be studied include Twain, James, James Weldon Johnson, Crane, Chopin, and Cather.
Connected course(s): UDF DATA Assessment: 100.0% Coursework Level: 5