Aug 17, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGH 254 - American Literature Pre-1900: Mapping the Anglo-American Literary Tradition

4 credits
Through an examination of representative texts from the founding of the US to the turn of the twentieth century, this course explores the dynamic relations among author, reader, theme, form, culture, and text in America. Throughout, it emphasizes the transnational roots of American literature, exploring the multiplicity of contexts from which a national literature emerges. Topics include literary nationalism, Native American protest literature, race, slavery and freedom, the Gothic, transcendentalism, gender and sexuality, the novel, realism, urbanization, and US imperialism. Authors may include Paine, Jefferson, Brown, Wheatley, Irving, Apess, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Stowe, Douglass, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson, James, Chesnutt, Twain, Gilman, and Du Bois. Equivalent: ENGL 254   CLA-Breadth/Humanities



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