ENG567 201902 graduate

Term: 
Winter 2020
Course: 
ENG 567
Applies To: 
Graduate
Sections: 
Title: 
American Literature 1900-Present
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: Monday 1-2pm, Wednesday 10-12pm
Department Section Description: 

This course provides a survey of American literature since 1900 with a focus on American literature in the world. We consider what happens when American writers (and characters) travel, how American writers use cultural and linguistic resources from around the world, as well as what America and characteristically American themes look like from the outside. Topics covered will include what is involved in processes of translation and cultural exchange; how race in America is understood across the world; how moments of political crisis or war can become occasions for international artistic collaboration; and the experience of being an immigrant and a tourist in America. Writers covered will include Edith Wharton, Claude McKay, Ezra Pound, James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, and Azar Nafisi.

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