ENGL241N : American Literature Civil War to Present

This course samples American literature from the late nineteenth century to contemporary time. Each of the readings will be examined within the context of the character and history of United States literature. Students will analyze the evolution of literature as a contributing factor to the development of a nation. Works of major American writers such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Orne Jewett, MarkTwain, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsburg, Sylvia Plath, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and others may be selected for study.


ENGL101N or ENGL110N.