ENGL 262 American Literature II

This course surveys the principle authors and literary movements from the end of the Civil War (1865) up to the present time. While the course’s primary objective is to develop a familiarity with and understanding of major issues and movements in this period of literary history, the course is also intended to help develop a student’s critical reading, thinking, and writing skills important both in literary studies and  everyday engagement with the cultural texts that shape our world. Texts investigated include ones liable to be taught on the secondary level, making the course valuable for prospective teachers.