-- to survey American literature, 1776-1877 (Fall semester);
-- to survey American literature, 1877-postwar (Spring semester);
-- to broaden our views of American society and civilization-- fiction, poetry, essays, 1776-1877 (Fall semster);
-- fiction, poetry, essays, and drama, 1877-postwar (Spring semester);
-- background research and reports on American society and history
-- weekly lectures
-- student reports
-- in-class discussion
-- extended discussion on facebook study group
American Literature is a fourth-year required course. This course introduces students to American literature, from colonial times up through the present day, and the historical concerns that mark particular literary epochs. What vision do American writers have of their country, and how do they express their own relationship to it? Students will also consider these issues in a larger sense, so that students not only develop an understanding of American literary history but also how any particular country develops a vision of itself through its literature.
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 2 vols (2017) 9th ed.
|評分項目 Grading Method||配分比例 Grading percentage||說明 Description|
|Class participationClass participation
||10||Discussion, reports, and active participation|
|Short papers and reportsShort papers and reports
||10||Brief response papers to weekly readings and background|