English 146 - Fall, 2018

American Literature 1900-1945

Class Information

Instructor: Wenderoth, Joe
CRN: 43016
Time: TR 4:40-6:00
Location: 6 Wellman


    We will attempt to learn about some American Literature from the period 1900-1945. Rather than reading widely and without much depth, we will read only four books from the period, but we will read those books as closely as 10 weeks allows. The 4 books are: Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson; Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston; Harmonium by Wallace Stevens; Light In August by William Faulkner.


    • 6 small writing assignments (400 word minimum) make up 36% of your grade. These are responses to assigned readings, and they may be questions and exploratory thoughts—they are not essays in the conventional sense;
    • a mid-term Exam makes up 14% of your grade;
    • one larger essay makes up 30% of your grade (at least 6 pages, double-spaced, one-inch margins);
    • the Final Exam makes up 20% of your grade.


    Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson
    Light in August, William Faulkner
    Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
    Harmonium, Wallace Stevens