Why Mills

P: 510.430.3309

E: grad-admission@mills.edu

If you have a specific question for a faculty member, please contact grad_eng@mills.edu.

MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 265
American Literature from 1865 to 1920: Realism

The course focuses on American fiction between the Civil War and World War I. Readings selected from: Cather, Chestnutt, Chopin, Crane, Dreiser, Far, Harper, Howells, James, Johnson, Mourning Dove, Twain, Wharton, Zitkala-Sa, and others. In addition to analysis of literary form and theme, we will consider the historical context for these works, including urbanization, industrialization, the rise of big business, women's suffrage, and post-Civil War race relations.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:

Tom Strychacz, Kim Magowan

Offered in alternation with: ENG 263
Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17