Students will study the development of American poetry and fiction (including the emergence of Realism and Naturalism) from the Civil War to the 1930s. Major writers to be studied may include Henry James, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway, and Wallace Stevens.
Instructor: Roger Lewis
Prerequisites: ENGL 1406 (1413/23) with a C- or better.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace
This course examines the effects of the industrial development in America on literature. You will learn about the rise of Realism and Naturalism. During this time period novels and poems were expected to represent life as it really was, particularly among the less fortunate, no longer bathed in the colours of romance, sentimentality, and nostalgia.