EN 141 American Literary History I (Spring: 3)
Students need not take these courses in chronological order.
the pre-1900 requirement.
From Anne Bradstreet's meditation on the burning of her house to Thoreau's
determination to simply his life, from Frederick Douglass' denunciation
of slavery to the troubling passivity of Melville's BartlebyEN 141
provides an overview of American literary history between the landing of
the Mayflower and the start of the Civil War. In addition to those
already mentioned, writers studied will include Mary Rowlandson, Edward
Taylor, Olaudah Equiano, Benjamin Franklin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Susanna
Rowson, and Walt Whitman.
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