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ENGL 2141 American Literary History I (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

American Literary History 1 follows the development of American literary history from the European settlement of the Americas to the tumultuous decade of the 1850s, moving from such early writers as Christopher Columbus, Cabeze de Vaca, and Anne Bradstreet, through such writers of the Revolution and Early Republic as Olaudah Equiano, Benjamin Franklin, and Phyllis Wheatley, to such antebellum writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanny Fern, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman, and Herman Melville. Course assignments include regular participation in class discussions, mid-semester and final examinations, and two five-page essays.


Instructor(s): Adam Lewis

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Students need not take these courses in chronological order.
Fulfills the pre-1900 requirement.


Last Updated: 08-Jan-18