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).
You know you are an expert in American Literature if you can identify these three…
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
Arthur … Miller
Death of a Salesman
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
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.)