ENGL 282

Modern American Authors

Works in different genres by selected modern and contemporary American authors will be studied in relation to larger literary, social, and cultural developments. Writers may include Edith Wharton, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Frost, Sterling Brown, Richard Wright, Carson McCullers, Lorraine Hansberry, Allen Ginsberg, Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard Rodriguez, Anna Deveare Smith, and Li-Young Lee. Close reading, various interpretive strategies, and research skills will be stressed. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.2