English 246I

American Literature to 1855

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2010 Beam, Dorri
Beam, Dorri
TTh 11-12:30 224 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Authors to include Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Lippard, Ralph Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Harriet Wilson, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Stoddard, Harriet Prescott Spofford, David Walker, Maria Stewart, Edgar Allen Poe, Frances Osgood, Lydia Sigourney, Walt Whitman, William Cullen Bryant, Emily Dickinson, and others.


A survey of U.S. literature in the decades before the Civil War with special attention to narratives of race and nation, the development of American romanticism, and cultures of poetry in the U.S.

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