University of Portland Bulletin 2020-2021

ENG 371 City Life in American Literature

Most of the human population now lives in cities. Americans, in particular, saw their lives restructured around cities throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through the varying formats of prose, poetry, and drama, this course explores questions of politics, power, identity, growth, individualism, and cooperation, which evolving configurations of urban space force us to ask.
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