The Invention of America: American Literature, 1630 to 1865
Module code: ESH277A
Credits: 15.0 Semester: SEM1 Timetable:
Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
Contact: To Be Confirmed Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
This module surveys a rich array of American literature from the seventeenth century to c. 1865; in doing so, it traces American social, cultural and intellectual history from the earliest colonial settlements to the Civil War. Issues to be addressed include the nature of religious belief in the colonial period; attitudes towards Native American amongst colonialists; early environmentalist consciousness; `Republican¿ or `patriotic¿ sexuality; slavery and ideas of `race.' Authors to be studied include Cooper, Emerson, Hawthorne, Douglass, Jacobs, Whitman, and Dickinson.
Connected course(s): UDF DATA Assessment: 100.0% Coursework Level: 5