ENG359Y -- American Literature, 1880-1960

Instructor: Ann-Barbara Graff
Office: Room 291
Office Hours: W 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Class Meeting Times: MW 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

**N.B. First term taught by Professor Jeoff Bull. Separate Syllabus.

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Course Description

A study of American writing between 1880 and 1960. A variety of critical perspectives are welcome.

Required Texts

Frank Norris, McTeague: A Study of San Francisco
Gertrude Stein, 3 Lives
William Faulkner, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem
Ann-Barbara Graff, ENG359Y -- American Literature, 1880-1960-- Course Reader
We will be screening a number of significant American films over the course of the term as well including at least two of the following: Dinner at Eight, Kiss Me Kate, A Place in the Sun, Casablanca, The Women, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Desire on the Elms, A Raisin the Sun, Gone with the Wind, The Heiress, Greed.

Recommended Texts

M.H. Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms (Holt)
A very good dictionary like Oxford English Dictionary


Two term tests (12% each); one short essay (20%); participation (6%)

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