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LIT 23 AMERICAN LITERATURE: TWAIN TO THE PRESENT

3 Units - 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: Eligibility for college-level composition (C-ID ENGL 100) as determined by college assessment or other appropriate method.
Surveys the rich cultural diversity of American literature from Twain through the present. Literary selections represent the distinctively American treatment of such genres as tales, slave narratives, essays, drama, poetry, short fiction, and novels. The course examines the textual features and thematic concerns of the literature of Realism, Naturalism, Regionalism, Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, the Post-war period, Post-modernism, and the Contemporary period, and considers the historical and intellectual influences on the development of this literature. The course also addresses varieties of critical approaches to the literature, and explores forces at work in the construction of the American canon. C-ID: ENGL 135. NR



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