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2010-11

2010-11 Module Outline

EN304 Twentieth-Century North American Literature

The American Dream
  1. Mary Antin The Promised Land (1912)
  2. Willa Cather My Antonia (1918)
  3. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby (1925)
  4. Annie Proulx Postcards (1992)
African-American Literature: Negotiating Identity
  1. Richard Wright Black Boy (1945)
  2. Reading week
  3. Ralph Ellison Invisible Man (1952)
  4. Toni Morrison Jazz (1992)
  5. Barack Obama Dreams from my Father (1996)
  6. Comparison of African-American texts.
American Pastoral: the rise of suburbia
  1. Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman (1949)
  2. Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar (1963)
  3. Richard Yates Revolutionary Road (1961)
  4. Don DeLillo White Noise (1984)
Beyond the Frontier
  1. Ernest Hemingway Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises (1926)
  2. Reading week
  3. Michael Herr Dispatches (1977)
  4. Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian (1985)
  5. Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried (1990)
  6. Louis Owens. Dark River. (1999)

 

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