ENGL 351 A: American Literature: The Colonial Period

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
THO 119
SLN: 
14149
Instructor:
John Griffith
John Griffith

Additional Details:

We'll read and discuss an assortment of novels, memoirs, journals, treatises and other writings by American authors of the Colonial and Early National Periods. Students will be expected to attend class regularly, keep up with reading assignments, and take part in open discussion. Written work will consist entirely of a series of brief in-class essays written in response to study questions handed out in advance.

Texts: John Tanner, THE FALCON; Benjamin Franklin, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHJY AND OTHER WRITINGS; Charles Brockden Brown, WIELAND; Michael Kammen, ed. ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION; Susanna Rowson, CHARLOTTE TEMPLE AND LUCY TEMPLE; Hector St. Jean de Crevecouer, LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER; Hannah Foster, THE COQUETTE; and Washington Irving, THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AND OTHER STORIES.

Catalog Description: 
Examines writings from the earliest explorations of America, encounters with, and responses from, indigenous peoples, and colorization, through the early period of the United States. Readings may include a variety of genres from histories, captivity narratives, autobiographies, to the first novels and poetry of the republic.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 15, 2016 - 3:31pm