EN 404 Literary Boston 1790-1860 (Spring: 3)
Walk the streets of Old Boston in this course that explores familiar and
forgotten chapters of literary history. Spend a night at the Federal Street
Theatre during the 1790s. Search early Boston magazines for forgotten treasures.
Meet the poet buried on Boston Common. Find out why Edgar Allan Poe called
members of the Boston literati "Frog-Pondians." And watch the American Renaissance
flower. Authors studied will include Judith Sargent Murray, Lydia Maria
Child, Charles Sprague, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne,
and PoeBostonians all! Visits to literary sites and explorations of
online archival materials will help transport us back in time.
Last Updated: 24-JAN-13