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Academic Year 2005/2006
Sophomore Seminar: American Utopias in the 19th Century
HIST 175 FA
This sophomore seminar will examine expressions, both religious and secular, of the utopian impulse in American culture. Communitarian experiments launched by Shakers, Mormons, Transcendentalists, Perfectionists, and
will be studied as manifestations of social and religious turmoil and will be compared with their literary analogues.
Brooke, THE REFINER'S FIRE
Hawthorne, THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE
Buarneri, THE UTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE
Kern, AN ORDERED LOVE: SEX ROLES AND SEXUALITY IN VICTORIAN UTOPIAS
Hayden, THE GRAND DOMESTIC REVOLUTION
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Weekly respnse papers, a class presentation and a substantial research paper will be required of each student. Participation in discussion will be reflected in the final grade.
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