Seminar times are listed above. Attend seminars, having prepared material as directed by your tutor; Contribute to seminar activities and discussions as directed by the seminar tutor; Submit one 'Critical Anthology' relating to topics covered in week 1 to 10 and submit one x 5,word essay.
Below is a list of general guides which may be useful for preliminary or extra-curricular reading, and also when the time comes to write your essay an revise for the exam. All of these books are held by the library, some in ebook format. This is not an exhaustive list, however, and it's important you research your own specialist area in more depth. The library has good holdings in critical texts on twentieth-century American literature.
A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900 - 1950
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First published: 1 January About this book An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction.
Considers commonly studied authors such as Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, alongside key texts of the period by Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska Examines how the works of these diverse writers have been interpreted in their own day and how current readings have expanded our understanding of their cultural and literary significance Covers a broad range of topics, including the First and Second World Wars, literary language differences, author celebrity, the urban landscape, modernism, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, regionalism, and African-American fiction Gives students the contextual information necessary for formulating their own critiques of classic American fiction.
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