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ENGL 4626 American Studies Senior Seminar: Studies in American Culture (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In this seminar, which also draws on elements of a writing workshop and a course in methodology, we examine selected subjects in American culture: music, landscape, sport, work, childhood, crime, and more. Seeking to develop effective ways to balance storytelling and interpretation, character and argument, we draw on a variety of models for approaching the problem of writing analytically about culture. Authors on the syllabus may include Tom Wolfe, Anne Fadiman, William Finnegan, Jennifer Price, Henry Louis Gates Jr., David Simon, and Edward Burns.


Instructor(s): Carlo Rotella and Lynne Feeley

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Admission by permission of instructor


Last Updated: 16-May-16