Aug 14, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 421 - Early American and Transcendental Literature


Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing; ENG 221WI  and ENG 222WI .
This course is an intensive study of earlier American literature and the classic works from the period known as the American Renaissance (1830s-1860s). While the course examines the influence of Romanticism and philosophy of Transcendentalism on American literature, students may also encounter works from Puritan and other early American traditions, colonial writers, Sentimentalism and popular fiction, and slave narrative. The course focuses on depth (rather than breadth) and on student participation and research.



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