About This Course
This Writing Intensive designated course is an introduction to some of the major texts that are part of the postbellum (post–Civil War) American literary canon. The course not only includes "traditional" texts written by white male authors but also gives students a much broader perspective as to the contributions that women, Native Americans, and African Americans made to the evolution of American literary traditions. From the realist novel to folk poetry, from film to the short story, this discussion-based course promotes written expression and dialogue on important themes and issues in modern America.
Sample textbook: Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio. Mineola, NY: Dover Thrift editions, 1995.