- Course Outcomes (COs)
CO-2. Students will be able to understand rise and development of modern American drama.
CO-3. Students will be able to appreciate the significance of race and racism in modern American fiction.
CO-4. Students will be able to evaluate various experimentations in modern American poetry.
Unit 3. Race and Racism in American Fiction
Richard Wright (1908-60) – Native Son (1940)
Unit 4. Experimentation in Modern American Poetry
Selected Poems from American Literature 1890-1965: An Anthology edited by Egbert Oliver et al. (New Delhi: Eurasia, 1998)
a. Robert Frost: i)“The Road not Taken”, ii)“Birches”;
iii) “The Death of the Hired Man”
b. Archibald MacLeish: i)“Ars Poetica”, ii) “The End of the World”,
iii) What the Serpent said to Adam”
c. Carl Sandburg: i) “Chicago”, ii) “Cool Tombs”
d. Ezra Pound: i) “In a Station of the Metro”, ii) “The Rest”,
iii) “The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter”
e. e.e. cummings: i) “old age sticks”,
ii) “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond”,
iii) “anyone lived in a pretty how town”
f. Wallace Stevens: i) “Sunday Morning”, ii) “The Emperor of Ice-cream”,
iii) “A High-toned Old Christian Woman”
(Note: The course is equally shared with Dr. P. B. Mane. He dealt with the remaining two units of the Course: Unit 1. Southern Renaissance: William Faulkner (1897-1962) and Unit 2. Rise and Development of American Drama: Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)
- Reference Books:
- Beach, Christopher. The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Cambridge: CUP, 2003.
- Bigsby, Christopher, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture. Cambridge: CUP, 2006.
- Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Richard Wright. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009.
- Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: American Modernist Poets. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2011.
- Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Robert Frost. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2003.
- Cox, James M., ed. Robert Frost: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1962.
- Ford, Boris, ed. The New Pelican Guide to English Literature, Vol.9: American Literature. London: Penguin, 1995.
- Gray, Richard. A History of American Literature. 2nded.Chichester, West Sussex: Blackwell, 2012.
- Kalaidjian, Walter, ed. The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism. Cambridge: CUP, 2006.
- Lauter, Paul. ed. A Companion to American Literature and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010.
- Nadel, Ira B., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound. Cambridge: CUP, 2001.
- Serio, John N., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens. Cambridge: CUP, 2007.
- Teacher: Dipak Bhadle