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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 353 - American Literature 1825-65: “To write like an American”

Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4HU, WR, CD

Melville’s phrase captures a major concern of American writers during the antebellum period: the creation of a distinctly American literature. Directly or indirectly, many writers of the era engaged with “writing like an American” – Melville, Emerson, Whitman, Douglass, Jacobs among them – while a few, notably Poe, repudiated the very idea. We’ll read works by a variety of  writers as we consider what “writing like an American” entailed during this formative era in American culture and history. American, 1700-1900. Enrollment Limit: 25.
Instructor: T. Jaudan

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Two 200-level courses, including at least one Gateway course; or three 200-level courses.

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