English 130C

American Literature: 1865-1900

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2012 Breitwieser, Mitchell
TTh 2-3:30 102 Moffitt

Book List

Chesnutt, Charles: The Marrow of Tradition; Chopin, Kate: The Awakening and Selected Short Stories; Crane, Stephen: Great Short Works; Howells, William Dean: A Hazard of New Fortunes; James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady; Jewett, Sarah Orne: The Country of the Pointed Firs; Twain, Mark: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court


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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