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Spring 2020
May 22, 2022
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The Culture of the Thirties - 38046 - ENGL 610 - 01
In the United States, the phrase “Great Depression” calls to mind an unusually vivid mix of images: itinerant sharecroppers and ramshackle houses, unemployment lines and labor strikes, fireside chats and WPA murals. Drawing on a wide variety of source materials, this course examines the Depression Era in myth and reality. It also considers why the period retains a powerful hold on national memory in our era of economic uncertainty. Writings by Carlos Bulosan, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Tillie Olsen, and Richard Wright; photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, and Dorothea Lange; films by Busby Berkeley, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Pare Lorentz, and Preston Sturges—among many others. Students interested in interdisciplinary approaches to American culture and history are particularly encouraged to enroll.
Associated Term: Spring 2020
Registration Dates: Nov 04, 2019 to Jan 17, 2020
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate

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Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Seminar 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm T New North 311 Jan 08, 2020 - May 09, 2020 Seminar Brian Hochman E-mail

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