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American Literature – 2019/01

19/03 Introduction – Multicultural America - Terrorist by Updike


21/03 Multicultural America - Terrorist by Updike
26/03 Colonial Period: Anne Bradstreet
28/03 Puritanism: Anne Bradstreet
02/04 Anne Bradstreet/ Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (movie)
04/04 Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (movie)
09/04 American Romanticism: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”
11/04 “Young Goodman Brown”
16/04 Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” – estudo dirigido
18/04 Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson (poems and essays)
23/04 Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
25/04 Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
30/04 Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
02/05 Written Evaluation 1
07/05 Poe’s Black Cat (ensay and short story)
09/05 Poe’s Raven and “Philosophy of Composition”
21/05 SEMINAR: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” - Paula, Claudia,
Renata e Vivian
23/05 SEMINAR: Edgar Allan Poe’s “William Wilson” – Lucas, Larissa, Amanda e
Gustavo
28/05 SEMINAR: Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” – Ana, Camila, Jessica, Taciana
30/05 SEMINAR: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” - Victor, Leonardo,
Julia, Jaqueline
04/06 Civil War and Realism/ Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn – Carla e Eduardo
06/06 Modernism/ Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury – estudo dirigido
11/06 American Poetry
13/06 Sylvia Plath’s short stories - essay
18/06 SEMINAR: Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby – Paula, Claudia, Renata e Vivian
25/06 SEMINAR: J.D. Salinger ‘s The Catcher in the Rye – Victor, Leonardo, Julia,
Jaqueline
27/06 SEMINAR: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye - Ana, Camila, Jessica, Taciana
02/07 SEMINAR: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road - Lucas, Larissa, Amanda e Gustavo
04/07 Written Evaluation 2
11/07 feedback

Evaluation

 Participation – 1.0
 Seminar (Poe) – 1.5
 Seminar (novels) – 2.0
 Written Evaluation 1 – 3.0
 Written Evaluation 2 – 2.5
Bibliography

Main:

Gray, Richard. A History of American Literature. Blackwell Publishing, USA, 2009.


High, Peter. An Outline of American Literature. Longman, New York, 1990.

Other:

Bradbury, Malcolm. The Modern American Novel. OUP, Oxford, 1984.


Camargo, Marisis A. Basic Guide to American Literature. SP, Pioneira, 1986.
Ford, Boris (ed.) The New Pelican Guide to English Literature. (volume 9 , American
Literature). Penguin Books.
Kiernan, Robert F. A Literatura Americana Pós 1945: Um ensaio crítico. Trad. Vittorio
Ferreira. Editora Nórdica Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, 1983.
Millard, Kenneth. Contemporary American Fiction. NY, OUP, 2000.
Negri, Paul (ed.) Great American Short Stories. NY, Dover, 2002.
Outline of U.S. History. Bureau of International Information Programs US Department
of State, 2005.
Richard, Ruland e Bradbury, Malcolm. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of
American Literature. London and New York: Routledge, 1991.
Vanspanckeren, Kathryn. Perfil da Literatura Americana. Embaixada dos Estados
Unidos da América, 1994.