Summer 2003

American Modernisms

Tischler,Alyson Helene

06/23/2003 - 08/05/2003
Tuesday & Thursday 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Fisk Hall 413

In the early decades of the 20th century, a remarkable generation of writers gave birth to a major renaissance in American literature. This course will consider the work of some of the important figures of the era, including Djuna Barnes, Willa Cather, Hart Crane, John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Henry Roth, Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, and William Carlos Williams. We will investigate the striking aesthetic innovations introduced by those writers, the widely shared philosophical premises that often informed their work, and some of the political and social contexts that helped inspire it. We will also look for the differing interests and convictions that made the new literature of the period a movement of aligned but idiosyncratic voices.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

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