English 135AC

Literature of American Cultures: Native American, African American, and European American Literature, 1865-1917

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2008 Hutson, Richard
Hutson, Richard
MWF 10-11 390 Hearst Mining
Other Readings and Media

Callahan, A.: Wynema; Chesnutt, C.: The House Behind the Cedars; Chopin, K: The Awakening; Crane, S.: Maggie; Eastman, C.: From the Deep Woods to Civilization; Harper, F.: Iola Leroy; Hopkins, S.: Life Among the Piutes; James, H.: Daisy Miller; Washington, B.: Up From Slavery


This is a course on Native American, African American and European American writers in the Gilded Age, roughly from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of World War I. I am especially interested in these writers´┐Ż responses to the extensive and pervasive economic, political and cultural transformations of the period, a period of massive dislocation and disorientation for almost any ethnic group. I am going to present these authors chronologically rather than thematically or as ethnic groups, so that there will be constant interweaving of themes and ideas. I am planning on two in-class midterms and a final exam.

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