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Title: ENGL 362-01, Twentieth Century American Literature, Spring 1999
Authors: Boswell, Marshall
Keywords: English, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;1999 Spring
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2008
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: In this course we will read and analyze selected works of American prose fiction published during the first half of the 20th Century (roughly 1900-1945). We will first explore the transition from 19th century realism to 20th century modernism, and then move on to consider the literary conventions that constitute the modernist dominant. This shift involves a move away from realistic representation, objectivity, and humanistic representation in favor of aesthetic self-consciousness, subjectivity, and spatial form. In analyzing these literary devices, we will also examine the material historical forces that inspired them.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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