ENG407 201802 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2019
Course: 
ENG 407
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Seminar: American Culture in the Jazz Age
Instructors: 

Mark Whalan

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Horn Endowed Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3926
  • Office: 207 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall term: M 2-3, W 10:30-12:30
Department Section Description: 

This course examines U.S. culture of the "jazz age" (1910-1935), a period of dramatic social change and lively experimentation in multiple forms of culture. We'll consider new forms of experimental, modernist poetry; jazz literature in the Harlem Renaissance; "flapper" stories in popular movies and literature; the rise of leisure travel and the travel guide; how World War one changed war writing; and the flourishing of the experimental "little magazine."

Fulfills: 

Major I: C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.

Major II: C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.