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John Steuart Curry (American, 1897–1946) The Line Storm, 1934. Oil and tempera on panel, 36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92). Private collection.

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Realism, American Literature Movement, from Civil War to Regionalism/Naturalism

Covering the period of American literature from 1850-1900, this 30-minute lecture will prep your students to dig deeper into any literary works from this era that you want. Great for giving students a general idea of the important issues and philosophies that guided the literary canon from this time period in U.S. history. Also connects materials to today’s pop culture.


Andrew Wyeth (American, Contemporary Realism, 1917–2009): Dusk, 1978. Watercolor, 60.9 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 inches). Private Collection. © Andrew Wyeth.