American Literature: 1865 to Present

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Official Description[edit]

American Literature: 1865 to the Present (10-234)
Development of American literature from the end of the Civil War to the present. Readings include Twain, Norris, Crane, Hemingway, Faulkner, Momaday, Frost, Eliot, Stevens, Hughes, and Brooks.


Read modern American poetry and prose and write a paper.

What actually happens[edit]

You read all of Huckelberry Finn, as well as a bunch of short stories and poems by canonical literaturists. As far as literature classes go, it's a fairly easy course. Most of the works we read are fairly easy to comprehend (except sometimes the pieces written using the modernist style), and the quizzes and assignments are not very in depth. If you read the assignments, you will get a good grade in the class, even if you aren't usually good at English classes.


English 111   |   English 112   |   Oral Comm.   |   Multi Ethnic Lit.   |   American Lit. Beginning-1865   |   American Lit. 1865-Present   |   English Lit. Beowulf-1800