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Staging America: Modern American Drama
ENGL 175
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 125, COL 125, AFAM 152, FGSS 175, THEA 172

Can modern American drama--as cultural analysis--teach us to re-read how America "ticks"? Together we will explore this question as we read and discuss some of the most provocative classic and uncanonized plays written between the 1910s and the present. Plays by Susan Glaspell, Eugene O'Neill, Mike Gold, workers theater troupes, the Federal Theater Project, Clifford Odets, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Amiri Baraka, Arthur Kopit, Ntozake Shange, David Mamet, Tony Kushner, and others will help us think about what's at stake in staging America and equip us as critical thinkers, close readers of literature, and imaginative historians of culture and theater. The readings, lectures, and discussions will help members of the class navigate the curriculum and consider subjects such as English; American studies; theater; the College of Letters; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; African American studies; and the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate. This class is designed specifically for first-year students.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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