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Twentieth and twenty-first American literature
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A Streetcar Named Desire -- analysis of the play

A Streetcar Named Desire -- analysis of the play | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
Studying the play at A Level
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Written by English teacher Francis Gilbert

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Will the Real Great Gatsby Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Great Gatsby Please Stand Up? | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
F. Scott Fitzgerald couldn’t resist putting his own life into his novels, but where’s the line between truth and fiction?
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English and Media Centre | Emagazine

English and Media Centre | Emagazine | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
English and Media Centre not-for-profit trust provides publications, professional development English teaching for teachers and students of literature, language and media in UK and abroad.
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emagazine is a quarterly subscription magazine, with website for A Level students of English subjects. Subscribers get access to downloads and podcasts.

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Internet for English

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Not directly related to American literature and slightly dated now (the site closed in 2011) but this is still an invaluable guide to scholarly resources on the internet.

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American Prose, 1945-1990: Realism and Experimentation

American Prose, 1945-1990: Realism and Experimentation | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
As in the first half of the 20th century, fiction in the second half reflected the character of each decade.
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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner with Wai Chee Dimock

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner with Wai Chee Dimock | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the...
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Roaring 20s and the Great Depression History Resources

Roaring 20s and the Great Depression History Resources | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
1920s and Great Depression U.S. History research resource links for students, teachers and history buffs
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May be useful background reading for The Great Gatsby

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The American Novel | PBS

The American Novel | PBS | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
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NOVEL REFLECTIONS ON THE AMERICAN DREAM explores the characters, plots, and themes of seven novels that deal with wealth, poverty, and the nature of success and failure in America. From a program broadcast by PBS

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Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941

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May be useful background historical material for Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck.

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Section of Voice of the Shuttle website dealing with modern British and American literature. Arranged in alphabetical order by author and consists of links to other sites.

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Paul P. Reuben Website

A research and reference guide to various literary periods and authors in American Literature.
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PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - a research and reference guide

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Literary Resources -- American (Lynch)

Index of literary resources available on the Web, focusing on those of interest to scholars. Searchable and organized by period and topic.
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Open Yale Courses | The American Novel Since 1945

Open Yale Courses | The American Novel Since 1945 | Modern American literature | Scoop.it
In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present.
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