:: American Literature: From the Beginnings to 1865

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Dr. Wayne Lesser teaches several online English courses for UEX.

Posted: November 22, 2013

New Online English Course Explores the Beginnings of U.S. Literature

University Extension (UEX) is pleased to announce that an updated version of self-paced online course E 337 — American Literature: From the Beginnings to 1865 is open for registration.

The course is taught by Dr. Wayne Lesser, an award winning professor in the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin and long-time instructor for UEX. Dr. Lesser teaches a wide range of American literature and theory courses to both undergraduate and graduate students.

In his classes, Dr. Lesser endeavors to help his students understand the historical context of literature: how authors and their works are a reflection of their times. English 337 explores the expressive and cultural sweep of literature from the Colonial Era through the end of the Civil War, including perspectives from writers of varying parts of American society.

The course includes video lectures by Dr. Lesser in each lesson.

E 337 — American Literature: From the Beginnings to 1865 is one of the many self-paced online courses offered by UEX, which can be started at any time and taken from anywhere.

Writers appearing in the homepage image (clockwise starting upper, left): Mary Rowlandson, Benjamin Franklin, Olaudah Equiano, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Red Jacket, and Harriet Ann Jacobs

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