Literature and the Problem of Poverty

ENGL 1710K S01 [CRN: 15585]

Explores poverty as a political and aesthetic problem for the American novelist. Examines the ways that writers have imagined the poor as dangerous others, agents of urban decay, bearers of folk culture, and engines of class revolt. Also considers these literary texts in relation to historical debates about economic inequality. Writers may include Crane, Faulkner, Wright, Steinbeck, and Hurston.
Fall 2017
14:00 - 14:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017