English 166. American Modernism

Instructor: David J. Alworth
Terms: Fall Term

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-1 pm | Location: William James B1

A comparative study of American Modernism that considers literature alongside visual art, technology, media, history, politics, and intellectual culture. Emphasis will fall on novels written between 1900 and 1960, but we will also address poetry, drama, cultural criticism, and philosophy. Likely authors: T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, W.E.B. Du Bois, Willa Cather, Tennessee Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, and Virginia Woolf.

Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding.

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