American Literature: Selected Periods & Movements

 1600s- 1700s
Colonialism  


 Mid to Late 1700s

Neoclassicism 


Mid 1800s
 Romanticism

Featured Works:

The Scarlet Letter

Moby Dick


1850s - 1890s
Realism

Featured Works:

The Awakening

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Late 1800s
Naturalism

Featured Works:

My Antonia


1915 - 1946
Modernism

Featured Works:

The Great Gatsby
A Farewell to Arms
In Our Time
The Old Man and the Sea
The Sun Also Rises
Cannery Row
The Grapes of Wrath


 1920s - 1930s
The Harlem Renaissance 

 


1946 - present
The Contemporary Period

Featured Works:  

42: The Jackie Robinson Story
Tears of a Tiger
Ellen Foster
The Fault in Our Stars
A Raisin in the Sun
Out of the Dust
October Sky
Dance Hall of the Dead
The Natural
The Crucible
Death of a Salesman
The Rookie
Monster
The Things They Carried

Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem 
 



Together we will share in a wide variety of reading experiences as we explore some of the many "text to self", "text to world" and "text to text" connections we can make to literature. 

I am grateful to the many colleagues and students who have contributed to the links posted on each page in this section. If you know of a site that would be a great addition to this list, please let me know. Have fun surfing!