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ENGL 4436 ATS: The Hawthorne-Melville Perplex (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Hawthorne and Melville met at a picnic in 1850 and enjoyed an intense friendship that ended, rather mysteriously just over a year later. In the interim they learned from and inspired each other. Moby-Dick, The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance all benefitted from their contact. This seminar combines biographical and literary scholarship to analyze that relationship. Besides the novels, readings will include stories and letters, including the “Agatha” correspondence, and relevant scholarly essays.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): James Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 23-Jan-15