EGL 218 spring 11

EGL 218 spring 11 - EGL 218-K, American Literature II...

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EGL 218-K, American Literature II (Javits 109, TuTh 2:20-3:40) Prof. Eric Haralson, 1108 Humanities, Office Hours: TuTh 3:45-5:15 TA, Connor Pitetti,, Office Hours: TuTh 1:00-2:00, 1110 Humanities The course textbook is The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume D , 7 th edition, available at the University Bookstore. We will read representative works from this dramatic, tumultuous period of modern American history (1914-1945), and discuss their relation to aesthetic, cultural, and socio-political issues of the day. Although the course is construed as a lecture (“survey”), I will welcome class participation as we harness our readings to specific themes of the American experience—e.g., complex questions of national identity, ferment in the sex/gender system, class tensions, and racial/ethnic dimensions of collective social life. The reading load is relatively modest to enable you to keep up with the syllabus and delve into each work thoroughly and thoughtfully. The two exams—a midterm and a final (non-cumulative )—will test both your accountability for all assigned readings (a passage-identification section) and your
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2011 for the course EGL 204 taught by Professor Choi during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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EGL 218 spring 11 - EGL 218-K, American Literature II...

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