What do you know about American Literature?. Who can you identify?. With your partner, write down the names of the following American authors (bonus if you can also name a title of one of their works). Wasn’t that easy?
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With your partner, write down the names of the following American authors
(bonus if you can also name a title of one of their works).
Wasn’t that easy?
You know you are an expert in American Literature if you can identify these three…
Trade papers with another group and let’s see how you did …
Edgar Allan Poe
“The Cask of Amontillado”
“Leaves of Grass”
A Time to Kill, The Firm
other lawyer-e books
I Know Why the
Caged Bird Sings
Death of a Salesman
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
Something Wicked This Way Comes
“The Weary Blues”
“On the Road”
In Cold Blood
What do you find
Why do we need to study American Literature?
It reflects us – who we are as a country
Shows how our beliefs as a country were formed
Tells the story of U.S. (pun intended), in a universal way
So, how will we learn it?
Chronological – History & Literature are intertwined
Lots of “ISMS” – philosophical changes in society
Represents the dominant group (ODWG)
(but we will explore authors from
outside the dominant group
Latino/a Authors, African American Authors,
Asian American Authors, Women, etc.)