American Literature: After the Great War video

Video title: After the Great War and A World Outlook

Watch this History of American Literature after World War 1 video entitled After the Great War and A World Outlook to study America's literary heritage from the turn of the century to the beginning of World War 2.

Survey monumental literary works that explore themes of social injustice and the desensitization and dislocation that followed in the wake of the First World War. Look at poems by Hart Crane, Hilda Doolittle, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, among others, that display the honesty and directness that was characteristic of that time.

 

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  • Literature of the 1920s. Learn about American Literature after the Great War and a World Outlook. Trace America-s literary heritage from the turn of the century to the beginning of World War 2 with themes of social injustice, characteristics of modern poetry, and the playwrights who contributed to American Theater.
  • Trace America-s literary heritage through a prolific era distinguished by the now-legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance and the Lost Generation; and survey monumental literary works that explore themes of social injustice and the desensitization and dislocation that followed in the wake of the First World War.
  • Gain insight to the honesty and directness characteristic of modern poetry through a survey of pre-eminent poets, including Hart Crane, Hilda Doolittle, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Edgar Lee Masters, Ezra Pound, and Carl Sandburg.
  • Identify works by Eugene O-Neill, Thorton Wilder, and Lillian Hellman, playwrights who made important contributions to the American theater in the 1930-s.
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