E 337 • American Literature: From the Beginning to 1865
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
This survey course includes in-depth readings of works by Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, and Jonathan Edwards as representatives of the Puritan period; and of Benjamin Franklin, Elizabeth Ashbridge, and Phillis Wheatley as representatives of the Revolutionary War Period. Coverage of the nineteenth century includes very close readings of essays by Frederick Douglas, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Henry David Thoreau; poems and prose by Edgar Allen Poe; romances by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Francis Watkins Harper; and poems and fiction by Herman Melville.
There will be three grading exercises, of an objective kind.
There is a strict attendance policy.