Ch 22: GACE English: Modernism in American Literature

About This Chapter

Study these lessons to review modernism in American literature and the lost generation of the 20th century in preparations for related question on the GACE English test. Watch these lesson videos to review the works of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck and O'Neill.

GACE English: Modernism in American Literature - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to refresh your knowledge about modernism in American literature and the expatriate writers of the 20th century in preparation for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) English test. Watch our professional instructors in this series of short, engaging lesson videos as they discuss the styles and works of:

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • William Faulkner
  • John Steinbeck
  • Eugene O'Neill

In addition to completing these lessons, take the lesson quizzes to find topics that you don't understand and then use video tags to return to that part of the video. If you feel you would benefit from an alternative review of the material. read over the lesson transcripts. After you have finished these activities test, your overall mastery of the material in this chapter by taking the chapter exam.

GACE English: Modernism in American Literature Chapter Objectives

Prospective English teachers in the state of Georgia must take the GACE English test as part of the certification process. Test takers of this computer-based certification exam must complete two test, each composed of 65 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response questions. You may take these test together in one five-hours testing session or separately in two 2.5-hours testing sessions.

Of the material on the first test, 37.5% is part of the reading for literature subsection. This chapter will help you prepare some of the questions you may see in this section that assess your knowledge about modernism in American literature.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: GACE English: Modernism in American Literature
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Modernism in American Literature

1. Modernism in American Literature

In this lesson, we will discuss the concept of literary modernism in the United States. We will explore its historical backdrop along with the very unique characteristics and authors that define American modernism which lasted from 1914-1945.

The Lost Generation: Expatriate Writers of the 20th Century

2. The Lost Generation: Expatriate Writers of the 20th Century

In this lesson, we will explore the effects of WWI on the American literary community. We will take a look at the Lost Generation of writers, the characteristics of their work and the ways in which they represented post-war attitudes both in the U.S. and abroad.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works

3. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote one of the defining American novels: 'The Great Gatsby.' Yet, his personal life was tumultuous and filled with struggles. In this lesson, we'll explore his major works and his life story.

Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

4. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

American author Ernest Hemingway used the experiences from his rich and colorful life to inform his novels and short stories. Learn about how life and major works.

William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style

5. William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style

William Faulkner towers above American literature, particularly American literature of the South. In this lesson, we'll explore his life and review his major works and style.

John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

6. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

John Steinbeck is one of the 20th century's most celebrated authors. In this lesson, we'll look at Steinbeck's most famous work, 'The Grapes of Wrath.' We'll also discuss his style and consider his other major works.

Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays

7. Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays

Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes and one Nobel Prize, playwright Eugene O'Neill is a major figure in American drama. In this lesson, we'll look at his tumultuous life and review the most notable plays from his acclaimed career.

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