Emerson, Dickinson, 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, poems, short fiction, and essays.

Undergraduate Course #: 
TTh 11:35pm-12:50pm
WR, Hu
New English Distribution: 
18/19 C Lit