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Fall 2021
Oct 05,2022
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This course will examine how writers and artists in the United States defined and took great interest in distinctive American regions during the period roughly from the end of the Civil War through the 1920s. The course will focus on American regional fiction, placing that fiction in a broader historical context and considering it alongside photographs, prints, and paintings. Along the way, we will read recent critical analyses of American literary regionalism, in order to understand how scholars have treated the authors and subjects taken up in the course. Among the authors we will read are Bret Harte, Maurice Thompson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Thomas Nelson Page, Charles Chesnutt and Sherwood Anderson. More broadly, we will consider how literature can both reflect and produce social and cultural priorities, and how regionalism and globalism--expressed both artistically and politically--have gone hand in hand in America.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Amer Regionalism, MJ-AMER-Amer. Regionalism, OLD GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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