Lectures on American literature.

By: Quinn, Justin
Publisher: Prague : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press, 2011Copyright date: ©2011Edition: 3rd edDescription: 1 online resource (320 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9788024623474Subject(s): American literature -- History and criticism.;American literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lectures on American literatureDDC classification: 810.4 LOC classification: PS185Online resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Contents -- Note on third edition -- Introduction -- AMERICAN LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1914 -- 1 Historical Influences & Distinctive Features -- Alien Reality of the New World -- Religious Dissent -- Polycentrism -- Multiculturalism and Ethnicity -- 2 Periodization of American Literature -- 3 Earliest Monuments of American Literature -- Introduction -- General History of Virginia -- Of Plymouth Plantation -- 4 The Shaping of the Puritan Self -- Introduction -- John Cotton and Antinomianism -- Poetry and Private Life: Anne Bradstreet -- Survival and Damnation: Rowlandson and Wigglesworth -- Triumphs and Traps of Baroque Sensibility: Taylor and Cotton Mather -- 5 The Eighteenth Century: The Great Awakenings & the Enlightenment -- Introduction -- Jonathan Edwards -- First and Second Great Awakenings -- Benjamin Franklin -- 6 Revolution & the Early Republic -- Introduction -- Declarations of Independence -- Revolution and Religion -- The Republic of Letters -- American Utopias -- American Utopias and Voluntary Association -- Colonial Times in Retrospect -- 7 Inventing the Indians: Bryant, Cooper, Simms & LongfelloW -- Introduction -- William Cullen Bryant -- James Fenimore Cooper -- Simms & Longfellow -- 8 American Gothic: Brockden Brown & Poe -- Introduction -- Charles Brocken Brown -- Edgar Allan Poe -- 9 American Transcendentalism: Emerson & Thoreau -- Introduction -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Henry David Thoreau -- 10 Late Romanticism: Hawthorne & Melville -- Introduction -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Herman Melville -- 11 The Birth of Modern Poetry: Whitman & Dickinson -- Introduction -- Walt Whitman -- Emily Dickinson -- 12 Mark Twain, the Tall Tale, & Local Color -- Introduction -- Mark Twain -- Other Local Color -- 13 Fictions of Realism and Consciousness: Howells, & the James Brothers -- Introduction -- William Dean Howells.
Henry James -- William James -- 14 Naturalism -- Introduction -- Henry Adams -- Frank Norris -- Stephen Crane -- Theodore Dreiser -- Jack London -- 15 Abolitionism & African-American Literature from Beginnings through the Harlem Renaissance -- Introduction -- Abolitionism -- Frederick Douglass -- Washington and Du Bois -- Harlem Renaissance -- 16 Women's Literature before World War I -- Introduction -- Margaret Fuller -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Gilman and Others -- Chopin and Cather -- Edith Wharton -- 17 Works Cited Beginnings to 1914 -- Abbreviations -- Primary -- Secondary -- TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE -- 18 Modernism, 1910 -1930 -- Introduction -- Theater -- Tendencies in American Theater at the Turn of the Century -- The New Stagecraft and the Little Theatres -- The Washington Square Plays and the Theatre Guild -- The Provincetown Players -- Eugene O'Neill -- American Modernism on Stage -- Prose Fiction -- Ernest Hemingway and the Consequences of War -- The Lost Generation and F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Willa Cather -- Sinclair Lewis -- Poetry -- Rupture and Continuity -- Ezra Pound and Imagism -- The Cantos -- T. S. Eliot -- Eliot's Later Poetry and Criticism -- Robert Frost -- Hart Crane -- 19 The Political Turn, 1930-1945 -- Introduction -- Popular Culture, Beginnings to 1945 -- Theater -- Theater at a Time of Crisis -- The Group Theatre (1931-1940) -- The Federal Theatre Project (1935-1939) -- Playwrights of the 1930s and Early '40s -- War and the Costs of Political Allegiance -- Poetry -- Periodization -- Marianne Moore -- William Carlos Williams -- Wallace Stevens -- Prose Fiction -- William Faulkner and Southern Literature -- Social Themes -- John Steinbeck -- Nathanael West -- Henry Roth -- Zora Neale Hurston -- 20 Explosion, 1945-1970 -- Introduction -- Popular Culture -- Theater -- Postwar and Cold War Contexts.
Playwrights of the Late 1940s and 1950s -- Alternative Energies of the 1960s -- New Playwrights of the 1960s -- Prose Fiction -- Southern Literature -- Jewish-American Literature -- African-American Prose -- The Beat Generation -- John Updike and Small Town America -- Poetry -- The New Critical Style -- Robert Lowell -- Sylvia Plath -- Elizabeth Bishop -- James Merrill -- John Ashbery -- Adrienne Rich -- 21 Aftermath, 1970-2000 -- Introduction -- Popular Culture -- Theater -- Disillusionment and the New Conservatism, 1970-1989 -- Political and Experimental Theater of the 1970s -- The Drama of American Masculinity -- Drama, Performance, and Diversity: The 1980s and After -- Prose Fiction -- The Expanse of History -- African-American Fiction -- Multiculturalism -- Fiction after Feminism -- Dirty Realism and Beyond -- Postmodernism and the Return of Realism -- Poetry -- The Disappearing Mainstream -- Formalism and Beyond -- Robert Pinsky -- Jorie Graham -- Reginald Shepherd and New Lyricism -- 22 Works Cited Twentieth Century.
Summary: The first edition of this book, published in 2002, aimed to complete the study material for our students of American literature. The third edition strives to emphasize this aspect while expanding and deepening the general overview as well as including other important movements and authors. The exposition of the 20th century underwent major changes: the scholars added new texts while supplementing the older ones to comply with the development of critical and academic approaches. The book is written to the point and in comprehensible language, corresponding with the ambition to present and explain the development of one of the most interesting world literatures to university students.
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Intro -- Contents -- Note on third edition -- Introduction -- AMERICAN LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1914 -- 1 Historical Influences & Distinctive Features -- Alien Reality of the New World -- Religious Dissent -- Polycentrism -- Multiculturalism and Ethnicity -- 2 Periodization of American Literature -- 3 Earliest Monuments of American Literature -- Introduction -- General History of Virginia -- Of Plymouth Plantation -- 4 The Shaping of the Puritan Self -- Introduction -- John Cotton and Antinomianism -- Poetry and Private Life: Anne Bradstreet -- Survival and Damnation: Rowlandson and Wigglesworth -- Triumphs and Traps of Baroque Sensibility: Taylor and Cotton Mather -- 5 The Eighteenth Century: The Great Awakenings & the Enlightenment -- Introduction -- Jonathan Edwards -- First and Second Great Awakenings -- Benjamin Franklin -- 6 Revolution & the Early Republic -- Introduction -- Declarations of Independence -- Revolution and Religion -- The Republic of Letters -- American Utopias -- American Utopias and Voluntary Association -- Colonial Times in Retrospect -- 7 Inventing the Indians: Bryant, Cooper, Simms & LongfelloW -- Introduction -- William Cullen Bryant -- James Fenimore Cooper -- Simms & Longfellow -- 8 American Gothic: Brockden Brown & Poe -- Introduction -- Charles Brocken Brown -- Edgar Allan Poe -- 9 American Transcendentalism: Emerson & Thoreau -- Introduction -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Henry David Thoreau -- 10 Late Romanticism: Hawthorne & Melville -- Introduction -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Herman Melville -- 11 The Birth of Modern Poetry: Whitman & Dickinson -- Introduction -- Walt Whitman -- Emily Dickinson -- 12 Mark Twain, the Tall Tale, & Local Color -- Introduction -- Mark Twain -- Other Local Color -- 13 Fictions of Realism and Consciousness: Howells, & the James Brothers -- Introduction -- William Dean Howells.

Henry James -- William James -- 14 Naturalism -- Introduction -- Henry Adams -- Frank Norris -- Stephen Crane -- Theodore Dreiser -- Jack London -- 15 Abolitionism & African-American Literature from Beginnings through the Harlem Renaissance -- Introduction -- Abolitionism -- Frederick Douglass -- Washington and Du Bois -- Harlem Renaissance -- 16 Women's Literature before World War I -- Introduction -- Margaret Fuller -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Gilman and Others -- Chopin and Cather -- Edith Wharton -- 17 Works Cited Beginnings to 1914 -- Abbreviations -- Primary -- Secondary -- TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE -- 18 Modernism, 1910 -1930 -- Introduction -- Theater -- Tendencies in American Theater at the Turn of the Century -- The New Stagecraft and the Little Theatres -- The Washington Square Plays and the Theatre Guild -- The Provincetown Players -- Eugene O'Neill -- American Modernism on Stage -- Prose Fiction -- Ernest Hemingway and the Consequences of War -- The Lost Generation and F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Willa Cather -- Sinclair Lewis -- Poetry -- Rupture and Continuity -- Ezra Pound and Imagism -- The Cantos -- T. S. Eliot -- Eliot's Later Poetry and Criticism -- Robert Frost -- Hart Crane -- 19 The Political Turn, 1930-1945 -- Introduction -- Popular Culture, Beginnings to 1945 -- Theater -- Theater at a Time of Crisis -- The Group Theatre (1931-1940) -- The Federal Theatre Project (1935-1939) -- Playwrights of the 1930s and Early '40s -- War and the Costs of Political Allegiance -- Poetry -- Periodization -- Marianne Moore -- William Carlos Williams -- Wallace Stevens -- Prose Fiction -- William Faulkner and Southern Literature -- Social Themes -- John Steinbeck -- Nathanael West -- Henry Roth -- Zora Neale Hurston -- 20 Explosion, 1945-1970 -- Introduction -- Popular Culture -- Theater -- Postwar and Cold War Contexts.

Playwrights of the Late 1940s and 1950s -- Alternative Energies of the 1960s -- New Playwrights of the 1960s -- Prose Fiction -- Southern Literature -- Jewish-American Literature -- African-American Prose -- The Beat Generation -- John Updike and Small Town America -- Poetry -- The New Critical Style -- Robert Lowell -- Sylvia Plath -- Elizabeth Bishop -- James Merrill -- John Ashbery -- Adrienne Rich -- 21 Aftermath, 1970-2000 -- Introduction -- Popular Culture -- Theater -- Disillusionment and the New Conservatism, 1970-1989 -- Political and Experimental Theater of the 1970s -- The Drama of American Masculinity -- Drama, Performance, and Diversity: The 1980s and After -- Prose Fiction -- The Expanse of History -- African-American Fiction -- Multiculturalism -- Fiction after Feminism -- Dirty Realism and Beyond -- Postmodernism and the Return of Realism -- Poetry -- The Disappearing Mainstream -- Formalism and Beyond -- Robert Pinsky -- Jorie Graham -- Reginald Shepherd and New Lyricism -- 22 Works Cited Twentieth Century.

The first edition of this book, published in 2002, aimed to complete the study material for our students of American literature. The third edition strives to emphasize this aspect while expanding and deepening the general overview as well as including other important movements and authors. The exposition of the 20th century underwent major changes: the scholars added new texts while supplementing the older ones to comply with the development of critical and academic approaches. The book is written to the point and in comprehensible language, corresponding with the ambition to present and explain the development of one of the most interesting world literatures to university students.

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