American Literature Without Borders

2561H [CRN: 15149]

A seminar examining the "post-national" turn in American literary studies, with a special emphasis on transatlantic and hemispheric theories and methodologies. The course analyzes the place (or absence) of the aesthetic in these new critical approaches while considering historical and contemporary theories of aesthetics. Critical readings will include Brickhouse, Gilroy, Gruesz, and Levander, and Roach, among others, and such writers as Wheatley, Jefferson, Hawthorne, George Washington Cable, Marti, and Du Bois. Limited to English PhD students.
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