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ENGL 7748 Early American Fiction and Nonfiction (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course reads early American fiction by such writers as Rowson (Charlotte Temple and Lucy Temple), Murray (The Story of Margaretta), Foster (The Coquette), Brown (Ormond), Sedgwick (A New-England Tale), Poe (Ligeia), Hawthorne ("Rappaccini's Daughter"), Melville (Benito Cereno), Douglass (The Heroic Slave) and Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin) in relation to contemporaneous nonfiction. Such conjunctions lead to an awareness not only of the expanding canon of antebellum fiction but also of the cultural contexts within which it evolved. Topics we will follow across generic boundaries include gender roles, poverty, and slavery.

Instructor(s): Paul Lewis

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17