Monday 21 July 2014

AMER 20481 American Literature and Social Criticism

AMER 20481  American Literature and Social Criticism


Reading and viewing list


Cliff Odets, Waiting for Lefty (1935)

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)

Mary Antin, The Promised Land (1912) (chapter 9)

Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her (2012)

Arthur Miller, Focus (1945)

On The Waterfront, Elia Kazan, dir. (1954) film

John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me (1959)

West Side Story (1961) film

James Baldwin, “The Fire Next Time” (1963)

Imitation of Life, Douglas Sirk, dir. (1959) film

Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun (1959)

His Girl Friday, Howard Hawks, dir. (1940) film

Thelma and Louise, Ridley Scott, dir. (1991) film

Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart (1985)

Angels in America, Mike Nichols, dir. (2003) film

optional: Tony Kushner, Angels in America (1993)

Alison Bechdel, Fun Home (2006)

Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) (chapter 1)

Amy Waldman, The Submission (2011)






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