English 130C

Upper Division Coursework: American Literature: 1865-1900

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2004 Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
MW 4-5:30 170 Barrows

Other Readings and Media

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women; Charles Chesnutt, Marrow of Tradition; Emily Dickinson, Complete Poems; Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie; Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lyrics of Lowly Life; Jos? Mart?, Selected Writings; Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives; Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Southern Horrors; Edith Wharton, House of Mirth; Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass; There will also be a course reader of poetry, short stories, and journalism.


A survey in United States literature from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the twentieth century. The course pays special attention to matters of violence, urban life, and social reform as they were refracted within an increasingly stratified public sphere. There will be two midterms and one final exam.

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