Instructor: Person
Monday 11:15 AM-02:05 PM

I have skewed this version of the course in the direction of naturalism and then chosen four broad topics within that sub-field.  I have also moved the date lines a bit—straying over the traditional borders of realism and naturalism with such mid-twentieth-century novels as Native Son and The Grapes of Wrath.

Reading List:


Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills (1861)

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1906)

New York City

Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)

Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country (1913)


Charles Chesnutt, The Marrow of Tradition (1901)

Richard Wright, Native Son (1940)

California: The Promised Land

Frank Norris, McTeague (1899)

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)