Spring 2010

AMERICAN RENAISSANCE

Listed in: English, as ENGL-01

Faculty

Allen Guttmann (Section 03)

Description

A study of what might be referred to as “classical American literature” or “The Age of Emerson.” The writers studied will be Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson. Among the central questions asked are these: How successful were these writers in their efforts to create a distinctively American language and literature? What was their view of nature and of human nature? How did they dramatize social conflict? In what ways did they affirm or challenge traditional conceptions of gender? The course will pay close attention to the interactions of these writers with one another and will give particular emphasis to Emerson as the figure with whom the others had to come to terms.

Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Guttmann.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to first-year students and sophomores.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 20122015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 20152015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 20152015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 20132015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 20102015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2014