Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ENGL 322 19th Century American Literature


3 cr.


Two 100-level writing courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Description

This is a critical survey of 19th century American fiction and poetry. Readings cover major writers such as Cooper, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Whitman, Jewett, James, Wharton, and Twain amidst other significant authors. The course will give students an understanding of major literary trends of the period-including the transcendentalist, romantic, and regionalist traditions-in the context of important cultural developments of the period. This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.