The course will examine canonical and non-canonical authors and texts representative of the literature of manners in the United States.
Henry James, "Lady Barberina" (1884)
Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country (1913)
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street (1920)
Jessie Redmon Fauset, There Is Confusion (1924)
Wallace Thurman, The Blacker the Berry (1929)
Further critical material will be available on Moodle.