ENGL 351 A: American Literature: The Colonial Period

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
DEM 024
SLN: 
14143
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 discussions. Written work will consist entirely of a series of from five to ten brief in-class essays, done in response to study questions handed out in advance.

Texts: Michael Kammen, ed. THE ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION; St. Jean de Crevecoeur, LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER; Benjamin Franklin, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND OTHER WRITINGS; Susanna Rowson, CHARLOTTE TEMPLE and LUCY TEMPLE; Charles Brockden Brown, WIELAND; Hanna Foster, THE COQUETTE; and Washington Irving, THE SKETCHBOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON

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 16, 2016 - 12:38pm