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Spring 2013 Undergraduate English Courses

350:318 Twentieth Century American Literature I

01  TF3 CAC  55757  GASKILL   MU-115

This course will examine major works of fiction and poetry produced in the United States from roughly 1900 to 1940.  We will pay particular attention to how writers responded to the sensory and social changes of modernity, noting both the variety of their tones and outlooks (ranging from anxious to exuberant) and the literary experiments their notions of modernity prompted.  Our readings will include works by Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Claude McKay, Willa Cather, and Wallace Stevens. 

Requirements: regular informal writing, quizzes, two essays, a final exam, and participation.