Literature Seminar: 19th Century American Lit

This course investigates the historical and literary contexts for nineteenth-century American Literature: the Industrial Revolution; the Abolitionist Movement; transcendentalism; the Gothic novel; new poetic forms; and individualism. We look at important works of fiction, essay, poetry, and memoir that are exciting and vital to this day. We investigate the ways they reveal and define a particular American experience and character in history, literature, and poetics. Students engage these concepts through their reading of the major literary works of this time. Prerequisites: COR115 and WRI210.
Course Number: WRI328
Units: 3.0
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