ENGL 361 American Realism and Naturalism

Spring, Fall

An advanced study of literature - primarily novels and short stories - produced in post-Civil War America. Prompted by post-war disillusionment and the rapid and dramatic changes in American culture, this period saw the concurrent and overlapping emergence of realism and naturalism as well as an increased interest in a regionalist aesthetic. Authors may include Twain, Howells, Chesnutt, James, Jewett, Chopin, Crane, Norris, and Dreiser.

Prerequisite: Any 190 or 200 level literature course or permission from instructor.