Catalogue 2018 - 2019

ENGL 322 19th Century American Literature


3 cr.


Junior standing and "C" or better in ENGL 133, or permission of English chair

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.