Spring 2021

Re-imagining American Literature, A Survey:  1865 to the Present

Listed in: English, as ENGL-215

Formerly listed as: ENGL-10


Barry O'Connell (Section 01)


Survey courses have in our time increasingly disappeared, except in most high schools. Attempts to make them sufficiently inclusive have seemed impossible. The chosen approach in this course is to concentrate on the remarkable literatures created by African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, bi-national writers, and working-class writers. We will also read “classic” writers like Willa Cather and Fitzgerald along with some of the working-class writers from the Thirties.

Spring semester. Professor Emeritus O’Connell.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Online Only


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2021