American Literature I Puritans to Whitman

ENG3231 American Literature I Puritans to Whitman (3)

This course offers an introduction to American literature beginning with the letters of early explorers and ending with the poetry of Walt Whitman. The required reading assignments encompass an overview of many of the major writers, genres, and movements that contribute to the development of a body of literature we often identify as associated with American identity, nationhood, and culture. In particular, the students in this course will discuss the influence of Renato Rosaldo's concept of Imperialist Nostalgia in the assigned reading selections. (Online)