But each lecture was far too disjointed and disorganized to be a satisfactory history either. The list is rather exhaustive, clocking in at 16 pages in Word. Most simply, the Canon is Plato and Shakespeare; it is the image of the individual thinking, whether it be Socrates thinking through his own dying, or Hamlet contemplating that undiscovered company. According to the most recent jobs data, not only is the unemployment rate for blacks nearly twice that of whites, the gap in some important demographics has widened rapidly since Obama took office. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita 1958 82. You come to understand that the books in the Western literary canon were not created in a vacuum but instead were shaped by the literary traditions that came before them. During the reconstruction age which was from 1863-1877, African Americans did gain citizenship in the United States.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter 1850 15. Instead, there are many conflicting canons. But Huck Finn must grow up to face the racism of the South and get past his own polluted conscience—can he do it? Women and Art: Contested Territory. In this lecture, learn to appreciate the poem's rich history—one as epic as its narrative scope. His novel is a political satire about King George. This is my reading syllabus for this year when it comes to my choices for an American literary canon. In the twentieth century there were also many major female writers, including , , , , and.
Complete Poems; Studies in Classic American Literature; Complete Short Stories; Sons and Lovers; The Rainbow; Women in Love. Homer -For millennia, the works of Homer - the famous Greek epics, Iliad and Odyssey - have been considered some of the highest forms of literature in the world. The course is your opportunity to witness a rich literary dialogue and take an amazing journey through thousands of years of literary beauty, grace, and humanity. So 1770 is the starting point of the American novel, even though Father Bombo does not make the list and even though the first substantial novel did not appear for more than two decades after that. Rated 4 out of 5 by McLeanite from Fine refresher With my college Lit years, well over 50 years behind me, this course was a fine refresher and at the same time filled in many memory blanks.
Henry James, The Ambassadors 1903 43. Derived from the Greek kanôn 'straight rod' , the term 'canon' has been used to classify works belonging to either a particular tradition i. I resolved to read, at least for the time being, only American novels. Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage 1895 35. I will bypass all of that. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God 1937 64. Herman Melville, Redburn 1849 13.
You'll never think about these classic works the same way again. If you're like me and took several American Literature courses in college but never had the time to delve into them, you'll appreciate this overview. While teaching at Oxford, J. Notable female philosophers from the contemporary period include 1895—1985 , 1908—1986 , and 1947—. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the excesses of the 1920s. After Beethoven, the major nineteenth-century composers include , , , , , , , , , and. The reflection of European colonies major works is considered in the Nobel prizes in literature, as a growing interest has been found in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and South America in the 20th century.
For centuries, English writers have compared themselves and have been compared to the Bard. Research Papers discuss both novels as they relate to archetypal themes. Dr Bowers explains why books or authors have been included in the canon and their impact on literature up to the present. Cultural capital the problem of literary canon formation. Simon Suggs, like Tom Ripley of The Talented Mr. He left the United States in 1875 and lived almost exclusively in Europe, mainly England, till his death in 1916.
Bloom later disavowed the list, claiming that his editor insisted on it. Obviously, such a compilation is open to much debate in any circumstances, but the man who originally came up with the idea in the first place was , a literary critic from Yale. About a year ago I put an end to my indiscriminate reading habits. García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as 1967 , 1975 , and 1985. Moby-Dick; The Piazza Tales; Billy Budd; Collected Poems; Clarel. Weinstein is the Edna and Richard Salomon Distinguished Professor at Brown University, where he has been teaching literature to packed classrooms since 1968. Major Critical Essays; Heartbreak House; Pygmalion; Saint Joan; Major Barbara; Back to Methuselah.
Most problematic, rural Southern white dialects in particular share many features of African-American dialect due to extensive contact and mutual borrowing between these dialects over their centuries of coexistence. Professor Bowers is also not hesitant to express his opinions, but I never found that overbearing or arrogant. The realists endeavored to depict both the suffering and absurdity of human life. Francis Hopkinson was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye 1970 93. Willa Cather, Shadows on the Rock 1931 58. Hyde; Treasure Island; The New Arabian Nights; The Master of Ballantrae; Weir of Hermiston.