Studies in American Regional Literature: Literature of the American Great Plains

Course Number: ENGL 133GP
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement, American History and Institutions
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 133AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2011
Instructor: Davis, Cynthia
Day(s): MWF
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: PSYCH 1902
Description:

May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 28 units provided letter designations are different. While rolling and seemingly endless, the Great Plains of the United States offer up some gripping, jagged, and exciting literature that belies the flat landscape and polished beauty of the expansive sky. The readings for the course represent both rural and urban localities, and cover a large period of time.

The texts we will study include My Antonia by Willa Cather, So Long See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell, Winter in the Blood by James Welch, Plainsong by Kent Haruf, and The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. We will also consider some short pieces by Sherwood Anderson, Wallace Stegner, James Thurber, to name a few.