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American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Civil War
ENGL 203 FA
Through lecture and discussion, this introduction to early American literature will acquaint students with key formal trends and thematic concerns of American writing from 1492 to the Civil War. The course will pay
attention to how writers in and of America have labored to create (or retain) cultural and national identity by rewriting a sense of place into symbolic space. Texts will be drawn from such writers as John Winthrop,
Rowlandson, Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickenson.
HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, Vol. 1
Melville, MOBY DICK
Hawthorne, THE MARBLE FAUN
Whitman, LEAVES OF GRASS
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
In-class mid-term, and take-home final.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Beginning with the class of 2004 this course will not count towards the department's pre-1800 requirement.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Cohen,Lara L.
- Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: BTFDA414;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 60)
- SR. major: 15 Jr. major: 30
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 10 FR: 5
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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