ENGL 0217 - American Literature Since 1865

Credits: 3

This survey course introduces students to the expansive range of works comprising American literature from 1865 to the present. Students explore diverse voices, genres, and themes that offer a vision of America's complex plurality. The course considers literature in relation to such artistic, historical, and cultural topics as regionalism, naturalism, realism, feminism, the Harlem Renaissance, developments in poetry, modernism, postmodernism, experimentation, civil rights movements, ethnic identity, and multiculturalism. Intended for serious students of literature, and required of all English majors.

Prerequisites: ENGL 0101  and ENGL 0204 .

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