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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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ENGL 253 (IT) Diversity in American Literature (1)

Late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American culture and literature are marked by social and stylistic diversity. This course draws on poetry, essays, drama and prose fiction to explore literary responses to the increase in immigration, the gap between rich and poor, the different lives of men and women and what was called the "problem of the color line." Emphasis will be on close reading and on discussions of the relations between form and content.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff