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|ENGL 610 - The Culture of the Thirties|
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.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar