ENG-335 American Renaissance

This course explores the literary movement that scholars have designated as crucial to the development of a truly "American" literature, focusing roughly on the years 1836 to 1865. In addition to studying canonical authors, students will explore those writers who worked, in the words of one critic, "beneath" the American renaissance, focusing on issues of concern to women, Native Americans, and African Americans. Authors will include Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, Whitman, and Lydia Maria Child.(Literature Seminars) Prerequisites: 200-level Introduction to Literary Studies course (any version).


3 credits


One 200-level literature course (any version) must be completed prior to registering for this course.