Spring 2010

American Literary Realism and Modernism

Listed in: English, as ENGL-64


Dale E. Peterson (Section 01)


A study of the emergence after the Civil War of works and theories of literary “realism” and of the movement’s transformation into “naturalistic” novels and experimental “modernist” fictions of the early twentieth century.  The course concludes with a brief look at a contemporary “postmodern”  text.  Special attention will be given to changing conceptions and renderings of racial, cultural, and sexual differences.  Among the authors likely to be assigned are Howells, James, Twain, Dreiser, Norris, Chopin, Wright, Larsen, Hemingway, Toomer, Faulkner, and DeLillo.  Three class hours per week.

Spring semester. Professor Peterson.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010