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ADEN 3200 American Renaissance: Brahmins, Transcendentalists, & Dark Romantics (Fall: 4 )

Course Description

The latter half of the 19th century was a fertile period for the New England literary establishment: the Harvard elite (“Brahmins”) such as Lowell, Longfellow and Holmes, told tales reminiscent of their European counterparts; Thoreau and Emerson reflected the cultural immersion of the Transcendentalist movement; while Hawthorne, Melville and Poe presented a Dark Romanticism in their writing. This survey course will consider the major authors of the era, their contribution to the American literary canon, and the cultural movements which inspired their works.

Schedule: Periodically


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17