American Literature: Power and Alienation to the 1980s Video

Video title: Power and Alienation

Watch this History of American Literature after World War 2 video entitled Power and Alienation to the 1980s to study American prose and poetry published during the 40 year period following World War 2, and examine how accelerating technological changes and an increasing public advocacy of human rights and social responsibility shaped these American literary works. Learn how literary works combining both fictional material and accounts of personal experiences and other factual data, such as those by Norman Mailer, reflect a focus on realism and the relationship between an individual and society.

Use this online K12 History of American Literature video to study and examine how the outcome of World War 2 affected the sensibilities of American writers and artists, and look at the implications of America's new postwar image as the most powerful nation in the World.

 

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American Literature: Power and Alienation to the 1980s Video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Alienation Literature. Learn about American Literature and Power and Alienation. Examine the poetry and prose published during the forty-year period that followed World War 2. Human Rights and social responsibility were more prominent than ever before with pre-eminent writers challenging traditional views.
  • Examine how accelerating technological changes and increasing public advocacy of human rights and social responsibility shaped the literary works during this period.
  • Learn how literary works combining fictional material with personal experiences and other factual accounts, such as those by Norman Mailer, reflect a focus on realism and the relationship between an individual and society.
  • The outcome of World War 2 affected the sensibilities of American writers and artists, fully examining the implications of America-s new post-war image. This led to themes being explored by pre-eminent novelists, playwrights, and poets of this period, and understanding how works by minorities challenged traditional views.
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