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Fall 2013
Sep 29,2022
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The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. ************************************************************************************* PAST TOPICS HAVE INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING: LITR 290 AMERICAN REALISM. This course traces the dramatic change from romanticism to realism which occurred in the approximately 60 years from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the beginning of the Depression in 1929. Many new developments in social, psychological, and philosophical thought caused the change in the relation of the individual to the universe, resulting in vivid forays into the inner workings of the mind and a new, often negative and depressing deterministic and naturalistic view of the external environment. Lectures and discussion will cover the relevant background of this period. However, the emphasis will always be on the techniques authors use to display their new sense of the world. Readings will include poetry, fiction, paintings, photography, and films will be used for illustration. Authors will include Whitman, Biere, Chopin, Crane, Porter, Cather, Williams, Stevens, Pound, Eliot, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and others. LITR 290 RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE. An introduction to Russian culture and literature through a consideration of the literature, political, religion, and other factors which have contributed to modern Russian life. The course will include films and written works as well as class discussion. The professor is an exchange scholar from Volgograd Pedagogical University in Russia.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Literature Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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