English 130D

Upper Division Coursework: American Literature: 1900-1945

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2005 Best, Stephen M.
Best, Stephen
TTh 11-12:30 180 Tan

Other Readings and Media

Chesnutt, C.: The Conjure Woman; Dreiser, T.: Sister Carrie; Faulkner. W.: The Sound and the Fury; Fitzgerald, F.: The Great Gatsby; James, H.: The Golden Bowl; Johnson, J. W.: The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man; Norris, F.: McTeague; Wright, R.: Native Son


This course will survey a range of significant works of American literature from the first half of the twentieth century. The course will emphasize the shifting economic, social, and political circumstances of the Gilded Age and the Great Depression. Requirements will include a midterm, a paper, numerous quizzes, and a final.

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