An Introduction to British and American Literature Description
An Introduction to British and American Literature by Steven Reeder comprehensively covers all notable dramas, short stories, and novels from the 16th century to the modern 20th century. How did classic authors shape the ways modern writers think? How do major events from all across the world affect the world of literature? The course has all the answers you are looking for.
With An Introduction to British and American Literature, students will be able to see the clear connections between periods, writers, and historical events, thus understanding more about literary works without diving unnecessarily into the overwhelming amount of historical information.
Here are what you will learn in this course:
- Elizabethan Drama and Shakespeare’s Hamlet
- Jacobean Literature and the Metaphysical Poets
- The Rise of the Novel and Satire
- The Emergence of American Literature
- The New England Renaissance
- The American Civil War Era and the Gilded Age
- Women Writers of the 19th Century
- British Romantic Poets and the Poetic Imagination
- Victorian Novels
- The Imagist Movements after World War I
- Modernist Fiction
- The Lost Generation and the Beat Generation