In this course, which is offered in conjunction with the lecture on American Literary History from the 17th century until World War I, we will look more closely at selected texts from different literary periods or movements. Specifically, we will situate the works in their historical contexts and discuss salient themes as well as narrative technique.
The course is based on the Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition. An additional text will be provided electronically.
Credit is based on regular attendance, participation in class discussions, an oral presentation or, in exceptional cases, a short written assignment. B.A. students in American Studies will be tutored by more advanced students in the Master program.