ENG567 201602 Graduate

Winter 2017
ENG 567
Applies To: 
American Literature 1900 to the Present

Mary Wood

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-3010
  • Office: 445 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20 M 1-3 & TR 12-2 via email
Department Section Description: 

This course examines American literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a focus on the diversity of voices that have made American literature what it is during this period of modernist and post-modernist writing. Looking at a range of genres (novel, drama, short story, essay, poetry, memoir, autobiography, graphic novel), we will consider the ways that American writers have engaged with both history and everyday life as they move towards a future that they imagine, from their varying perspectives, as promising, baffling, terrifying, inviting, impossible, or filled with possibility. Writers include James Baldwin, D’Arcy McNickle, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, Alison Bechdel, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Naomi Shihab Nye.