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2018-2019 Catalogue 
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ENGL 30015 - Sem/Lit/Cul St: Early American Novel

Course Credit: 1
Seminar in Literary and Culture Studies: The Early American Novel Research seminar on the history of the novel in the United States from the nation’s founding to the Civil War. The course will examine the American novel within the contexts of the emergence of the genre in English across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the social, economic, and geopolitical history of the United States. Authors may include Hannah Webster Foster, Charles Brockden Brown, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Wilson. Secondary readings will include foundational scholarly texts in the history and theory of the novel, as well as recent work in the fields of literary and cultural studies. The course fulfills the requirement in the English major for Junior Independent Study. Prerequisite(s): ENGL-20000, and 2 Literature courses [AH]