American Literary Traditions

Michael Stoneham, American Literary Traditions, Fall 2017

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to trace characteristic features and consistent concerns that shaped the development of a distinctly American literature. Begins with the religious/economic argument of the first-generation European migration, moves through the literature of the politically charged Colonial era, and closes in the mid-19th century and the initial expressions of a national literature.

Required Texts:

The Scarlett Letter Hawthorne (1850)
Typee Melville (1846)
Narrative of a Life of Frederick Douglass Douglass (1845)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Franklin (1791)
The Account of Mary Rowlandson Rowlandson (1682)
The Entertaining History of King Phillip’s War Church (1675)

Michael Stoneham, American Literary Traditions, Fall 2016

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to trace characteristic features and consistent concerns that shaped the development of a distinctly American literature. Begins with the religious/economic argument of the first-generation European migration, moves through the literature of the politically charged Colonial era, and closes in the mid-19th century and the initial expressions of a national literature.

Required Texts:

The Scarlett Letter Hawthorne (1850)
Typee Melville (1846)
Narrative of a Life of Frederick Douglass Douglass (1845)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Franklin (1791)
The Account of Mary Rowlandson Rowlandson (1682)
The Entertaining History of King Phillip’s War Church (1675)

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Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff, American Literary Traditions, Fall 2015

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to trace characteristic features and consistent concerns that shaped the development of a distinctly American literature. Begins with the religious/economic argument of the first-generation European migration, moves through the literature of the politically charged Colonial era, and closes in the mid-19th century and the initial expressions of a national literature.

Required Texts:

-The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volume A and B
-Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff (Noon), American Literary Traditions, Fall 2014

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to trace characteristic features and consistent concerns that shaped the development of a distinctly American literature. Begins with the religious/economic argument of the first-generation European migration, moves through the literature of the politically charged Colonial era, and closes in the mid-19th century and the initial expressions of a national literature.

Required Texts:

-The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volume A and B

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