Modern American Novel

Representative novels by some of our country’s greatest writers, published in the U.S. between 1900 and 1950: Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, and many others. Topics include the novels’ representation of new senses of modern national identity, women’s enfranchisement, race relations and ethnicity, the extreme changes associated with modernity, and the trauma of two world wars.