EN 380 - Realism and Naturalism in U.S. Literature (1865-1930)
(3 cr.) U.S. Realism and Naturalism were late 19th-/early 20th-century aesthetic movements that emerged after Romanticism. The nation's post-Civil War mood produced a literature that reflected forces from industrialism and social migration to Darwinism and the New Woman. In this course, students examine literature written in relation to those forces and specifically study how the novel matures in the U.S. tradition. Authors may include Rebecca Harding Davis, Mark Twain, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, Charles Chesnutt, Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, William Dean Howells, Edith Wharton, Sarah Orne Jewett and Richard Wright. Prerequisite: one course from EN level 200; Every Other Year, Fall

Fall 2016