Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville

Study of central works by three foundational writers of the nineteenth century. Cultural and historical context; questions concerning American identity, ethics, and culture, as well as the function of literature; the authors’ views on the intersections of philosophy and religious belief, culture, race, gender, and aesthetics. Readings include novels, short fiction, and essays.

Instructor: 
Undergraduate Course #: 
275
TTh 11.35pm-12.50pm
WR, Hu
Pre-1900 Lit, American Lit
Spring
2017