2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 223 - New Voices, New Forms in American Literature

Credits: Three (3)
This class will examine some of the major authors and literary movements in America after WWII, decade by decade, in order to read them closely, consider their timeliness and timelessness, compare the ways in which literature has maintained and defied previous conventions, and discuss how different kinds of outsiders established their voices. We will likely include short fiction by Flannery O’Connor and Sherman Alexie, novels by Ken Kesey, Toni Morrison, and Don DeLillo, memoir by Maxine Hong Kingston, and drama by Tony Kushner; poetry will likely include the Beats, Confessional poetry, and the Black Arts Movement, with an in-depth look at the work of contemporary poet Sharon Olds.
General Education Area: Literature
Cross-listed: ENGL-323
Prerequisite: ENGL-101; Minimum grade C-