English 130A

American Literature: Before 1800

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2008 Otter, Sam
TTh 3:30-5 110 Barrows

Other Readings and Media

Lauter, P., ed.: The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume A: Colonial Period to 1800; Miller, P., ed.: The American Puritans: Their Prose and Poetry; Rowson, S.: Charlotte Temple; Brown, C. B.: Edgar Huntly; photocopied Course Reader


"This course will offer a survey of the literature produced in North America before 1800: European accounts of ""discovery"" and exploration; competing British versions of settlement; Puritan history, sermons, and poetry; conversion, captivity, and slave narratives; diaries and journals; eighteenth-century poetry by women; Native American oratory; autobiography; letters, essays, and political debate; and novels. Two midterms and one final examination will be required."

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