ENGL222 - American Literature: 1865 to Present
A survey of US literature from the Civil War to the present. Students will read from such authors as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, DuBois, Cather, Faulkner, Hurston, Tennessee Williams, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Leslie Marmon Silko. We will be considering literary periods, movements, and genres in their historical and political contexts, and in relation to questions of race, gender, class, sexuality, and national and world citizenship.Credit will be granted for one of the following: ENGL222 or ENGL289Y.