English 130C

Junior Coursework: American Literature: 1865-1900

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2007 Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
MW 3-4:30 305 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom?s Cabin; Walt Whitman: Complete Poems; Rebecca Harding Davis: Life in the Iron-Mills; Emily Dickinson: Complete Poems; Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn; William Dean Howells: Hazard of New Fortunes; Charles Chesnutt: Marrow of Tradition; Kate Chopin: The Awakening; Stephen Crane: Great Short Works. There will also be a course reader of poetry, short stories, and journalism.


A survey in United States literature from the Civil War to the beginning of the twentieth century. The course pays special attention to matters of violence, urban life, and social reform as they were refracted within an increasingly stratified public sphere. There will be one midterm, one final exam, and two short papers.

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