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How did the Great Depression & the New Deal influence art & literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?. Joe Wang, Cierra Scott, Madeline Valdes, Melissa Potter.

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Joe wang cierra scott madeline valdes melissa potter

How did the Great Depression & the New Deal influence art & literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

Joe Wang, Cierra Scott, Madeline Valdes, Melissa Potter


Edward hopper federal theatre project ftp 1935
Edward Hopper Federal Theatre Project literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society? (FTP) 1935

  • NY artist

  • Genre: Realism

  • (1942) Nighthawks

  • WPA sponsered

  • Theatre production jobs

  • Goal: To employ unemplyed artists, writers, directors


Grant wood thomas hart benton
Grant Wood Thomas Hart Benton literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

  • American Gothic (1930)

  • Facial Expression

  • Stress

  • Muralist

  • Realism

  • Midwest content/roots

  • Country’s New Duet Group


1930s literature steinbeck and wright
1930s Literature: Steinbeck and Wright literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

  • Federal Works Project (FWP)

  • Employed writers to create guides and write about immigrants, ethnic groups, South slavery

  • Helped Richard Wright achieve in writing Native Son (1940)

  • About challenges of a man in world of racism

  • FWP helped John Steinbeck

  • Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

  • Focuses on Okies fleeing Dust Bowl

  • Okies go to California and face hardships


1930s literature positive view
1930s Literature: Positive View literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941) –James Agee, Walker Evans

    • Farmers’ dignity

  • Our Town (1938) –Thornton Wilder

    • Beauty of New England

  • Gone with the Wind (1936) –Margaret Mitchell

    • Virtues of American culture


1930s literature negative view
1930s Literature: Negative View literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

  • Studs Lonigan Trilogy (1932-35) –James T. Farnell

    • Irish immigrant workers’ lives

  • U.S.A. (1930-36) –John dos Passos

    • Selfish rich class vs. nation’s promise

  • The Disinherited (1933) –John Conroy

    • Missouri coalfields violence

    • Self-experience


Key terms
KEY TERMS literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

  • WPA: Works Program Admin.- employed artists to do literacy projects to educate America

  • Federal Writer’s Project: funded writers (part of the New Deal.)

  • Federal Theater Project: funded artists


Timeline
TIMELINE literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

1935- WPA

1939- Grapes of Wrath

1936- Gone with the Wind (book)

1930- American Gothic

1940- Native Sun

1942- Nighthawks

1930- 45


Photography
Photography literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?


Question 1
Question 1 literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

  • What is the basis of Richard Wright’s book Native Son?

    • A. An African American’s life in a racist world

    • B. Lives of Okies (people who fled from the Dust Bowl) in California

    • C. The hardships of farmers

    • D.A young boy’s adventures with a Native American

    • E. Wright’s tragic romantic past


Answer 1
Answer 1 literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

A. An African American’s life in a racist world


Question 2
Question 2 literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

  • What genre of art surfaced in the 1930s?

    • A. Realism

    • B. Modernism

    • C. Impressionism

    • D. Romanticism

    • E. Rococo


Answer 2
Answer 2 literature? Did literature during the 1930’s present a positive or negative view of American Society?

B. Modernism