"A survey of American literature from the end of the Civil War to the present. The course will focus on topics such as realism, nationalism, race, class, gender, religion, modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and postmodernism. Authors might include Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Booker T. Washington, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, W.E.B. Dubois, Stephen Crane, Gertrude Stein, Sherwood Anderson, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, H.D., Eugene OÂ¿Neill, T.S. Eliot, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, William Faulkner, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Flannery OÂ¿Connor, Cormac McCarthy and Toni Morrison."