English R1A

Reading and Composition: Whose Civil War?

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
7 Spring 2022 Warren, Noah
MWF 2-3 210 Dwinelle

Book List

Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage; Morrison, Toni: Beloved; Whitman, Walt: Drum-Taps


This class will explore the many legacies of the American Civil War. Starting with journalistic accounts and poetry from the war itself, and moving forward into novels and films, we'll think through how successive generations of writers from different identity positions—especially Union, Black, and Southern—ground claims about their moment in reinterpretations of this national wound.  

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