Postmodernism and Contemporary American Literature


Lady feels names on Vietnam Veterans War Memorial by Gregory Jordan on Flickr
Lady feels names on Vietnam Veterans War Memorial by Gregory Jordan on Flickr



Bob Dylan's "The Times They are a-Changin'" captures this period in American history and literature.

Essential Questions

  • How did America's development as a superpower following World War II impact its literature?
  • How did the social protest movements impact American literature?
  • How did America's development into multicultural society impact American literature?
  • How does Postmodernism and contemporary American literature reflect an evolving American dream?
  • How did technology influence the development of English?

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