ENGL 4916 Advanced Seminar: Hawthorne and Melville (Fall: 3 )
Hawthorne and Melville, two great writers of the American Renaissance, were also friends and mutual inspirations. This course engages not only their important works, each in light of the other's influences, but also their correspondence, their relation to contemporary movements (e. g. Transcendentalism) and events (e. g. the Mexican War), biographical materials, and the literary-critical tradition each has generated. Where possible we will use Norton Critical editions or other "cultural" editions of the works, and we will explore resources on-line as well. This course is a seminar, with oral presentations, shorter writings, and a research paper of approximately 20 pages.
Instructor(s): James Wallace
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13