Modernist Chicago: Urban Literature and Sociology

English 330

Usual Description

This course focuses on literature associated with the social, literary, and academic scene of Chicago from 1900 to 1959. Reading multi-ethnic articulations of patterns of identity and lifestyle emerging due to rapid industrialization, migration, and class differentiation, we will consider both social and formal features of this strain of modernism (in works by Dreiser, Anderson, Farrell, Wright, Himes, and Hansberry, among others); we will also examine select sociological studies and reflections on Chicago’s intellectual culture. American, Diversity, Post-1900.

Areas of Interest
Chicago, IL, United States
Chicago, IL, United States
Time Periods

1900 - 1959

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
English 330
English 330 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 330 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 330 Taught by Gillian Johns