The latter half of the 20th century was an incredibly rich time for American literature—it saw the emergence of new voices and the representation of previously unheard subjectivities in literature. Literature in these decades also represented the political concerns and cultural shifts of its times, from Beat poetry to postmodernism.
Student Learning Objectives:
Foundation: Students will gain a broad overview of post-mid-century American literature and knowledge of the significant literary movements of this period.
Context: Student will connect and contextualize the readings against the socio-historical backdrop.
Expression: Through reflective, analytical and creative writing, students will explore the aesthetic, craft and meaning of the readings. These assignments will also allow students to improve their own writing at the sentence and structural level.