ENGL 7010 American Literature, Print Culture & Material Texts (Spring: 3 )
In this seminar we will examine 18th- and 19th-century American literature with the interdisciplinary the theories and methods of print culture studies. We will explore changing notions of authorship and literary property; the relationship of format and genre; and different institutions and practices of reading. Our seminar readings will include novels, periodicals, broadsides, and other material texts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In addition, we will consider some recent scholarship on African American and Native American print culture, literary nationalism and the transatlantic literary marketplace, and the history of the book in America.
Instructor(s): Adam Lewis
Last Updated: 18-Feb-14