The Origins of American Literature

ENGL 1310H S01 [CRN: 24493]

Where does American literature begin? Can it be said to have a single point of origin? Can writings by people who did not consider themselves American be the source of our national literary tradition? Does such a tradition even exist and, if so, what are its main characteristics? How does one understand the various diverse traditions that constitute American literature, including African-American, Native American, and many others, into a single object of study--or does one even need to? Authors may include de Vaca, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, and Phillis Wheatley. WRIT
Spring 2018
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Writing - Designated Courses
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14:00 - 14:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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