EN 224P The American Dream 1890 – Present (3)
Emphasis is on a range of writers from different racial/ethnic/social backgrounds. Attention will be paid to the social issues that inform the ideas of these writers, including the impact of technology, urbanization, war, and gender-role changes. Beginning with regionalist fiction and a novel by a writer such as James or Wharton, the course surveys modern and post-modern periods in poetry, multi-ethnic short stories, and a contemporary novel by an author such as Morrison or Silko. Co-requisite: EN 113.