This course will explore the dazzling literary output of our state, from Native American creation stories to the current day. Our survey will consider comic tales of the old Southwest, narratives of slavery, black folklore, and Confederate poetry. While we will read other poems and portions of memoirs, our major focus will be on the twentieth century short story and novel. Authors will include Joel Chandler Harris, Sidney Lanier, August Baldwin Longstreet, W. E. B. DuBois, Erskine Caldwell, Flannery O’Connor, Lillian Smith, Ralph McGill, Martin Luther King, Carson McCullers, John O. Killens, Alice Walker,Raymond Andrews, James Dickey, Harry Crews, Ann Rivers Siddons, Toni Cade Bambara, and Judith Ortiz Cofer. Course requirements: midterm, final exam, two papers (one involving research).
The Department of English |
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences |
The University of Georgia