Fall 2020

Re-imagining American Literature, A Survey: Pre-Conquest to 1865

Listed in: English, as ENGL-214

Moodle site: Course


Barry O'Connell (Section 01)


[Before 1800] Until the recent past, and still in high schools and many collegiate institutions, courses that intend to survey American literature represent that oeuvre as nearly exclusively the work of white male writers. In this survey we will often encounter writings by American Indians from different nations, by women, by African Americans, as well as more commonly taught writers like Melville, Thoreau, and Emerson.

Limited to 35 students. Fall semester. Professor Emeritus O’Connell.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to seniors, then juniors, with a few spaces held for sophomores and first-years.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020