eng359y: american literature, 1880-1960



Readings marked "AP" can be found in American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. 1, ed. Robert Hass et al. (Library of America).

11 January Ezra Pound, “In a Station of the Metro” (AP 514), “Lament of the Frontier Guard” (AP 521-2), Canto II (AP 546-50), Canto IV (AP 550-3), Canto LXXXI (AP 568-72), Canto CXVI (AP 576-8), “A Retrospect”
Amy Lowell, “The Pike” (AP 163)
18 January T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (AP 744-60), “Burnt Norton” (AP 783-8), “Tradition and the Individual Talent”
25 January Marianne Moore, “To a Steam Roller” (AP 679), “Critics and Connoisseurs” (AP 681-2), “The Fish” (AP 686-7), “Poetry” (AP 692-3), “Marriage” (AP 695-702), “Bowls” (AP 704), “Smooth Gnarled Crape Myrtle” (AP 707-10)
1 February H.D., “Oread” (AP 595), “Sea Rose” (AP 595), “Evening” (AP 596-7), “Fragment 113” (AP 602-3), from The Walls Do Not Fall (AP 619-28), Tribute to the Angels XXIX (AP 631-2)
Mina Loy, Songs to Joannes (AP 391-404)
8 February Gertrude Stein, from Tender Buttons (AP 177-191), “Susie Asado” (AP 191), from “Lifting Belly” (AP 191-210)
15 February From Alain Locke, ed., The New Negro: Alain Locke, “The New Negro” (3-16); Albert C. Barnes, “Negro Art and America” (19-25); William Stanley Braithwaite, “The Negro in American Literature” (29-44) Jean Toomer, “Carma” and “Fern” (96-104); Langston Hughes, poems (141-5); Angelina Grimke, “The Black Finger” (148); Claude McKay, “Negro Dancers” (214-5)
22 February Reading Week: no class
1 March **Term paper due**
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
8 March William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
15 March William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
22 March Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
29 March Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
5 April Allen Ginsberg, Howl: Original Draft Facsimile
12 April **Term Test**
Time and place: 6-9 p.m., Haultain Building, Room 403