English 130C

American Literature: 1865-1900

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2011 Breitwieser, Mitchell
Breitwieser, Mitchell
TTh 12:30-2 note new room: 3108 Etcheverry

Other Readings and Media

Twain, M.: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Howells, W.D.: A Hazard of New Fortunes; James, H.: The Bostonians; Jewett, S.: The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories; Chesnutt, C.: The Marrow of Tradition; Chopin, K.: The Awakening and Selected Stories; Crane, S.: Great Short Works


In the wake of the Civil War, six crises preoccupy American fiction: nationality, cities, race, wealth and misery, technology, and gender. In this course we will explore the ways in which these areas of urgent concern intersect one another. Two seven-page essays, a final exam, and regular attendance will be required.

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