Temas Subtemas
1. Realism, regionalism, naturalism in American fiction, 1850-1914 1. American realities and forms of literary realism: Mark Twain, Henry James, Stephen Crane
2. 'A Homemade World': American Modernism and its context, 1914-1945 1. Poetry: Modernist experiments
2. Prose: Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner
3. AMERICAN DRAMA (1945-2017)

3. Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)

1. Multi-ethnic literature: general overview
2. Case studies:
a) Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970)
b) Edwidge Danticat's "Children of the Sea"
c) Sandra Cisneros's The House in Mango Street [excerpts]:
"My Name", "Four Skinny Trees", and "No Speak English".
5. POSTMODERNISM 1. Defining Postmodernism and Postmodernity.
2. Social satire and Chaos
a) John Updike's "Separating"