ENGLISH 270 - Introduction to American Literature
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course will survey the classics of American literature to the extent possible within one semester. We shall read a wide variety of authors to discover not just the timeliness of their remarkable innovations and imaginative transgression but the timelessness of their moral courage and wisdom. Questions about the role of literature in a democracy, the meaning of spiritual faith in an era of declining faith, the possibility of imagining radical change amid conditions of radical inequality, and the redemptive sanity of the natural world shall be some of the central issues we shall explore. Authors to be considered shall include Whitman, Melville, James, Hemingway, Faulkner, Morrison, Cather, and Twain, among others. The class will be conducted primarily through discussion, with some occasional lecturing to establish lines of influence and to outline notable trends.

Course Requirements:

Written requirements consist of three essays, 5 to 7 pages each, and a final exam.

ENGLISH 270 - Introduction to American Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
31888
Open
30
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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