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ENGL 330 American Renaissance
An exploration of the literature produced in America during the first half of the nineteenth century that, in the wake of the Romantic movement, came of age as an expression of a national spirit. Along with a consideration of the social concerns and cultural values of this period, the course examines the work of several major writers, such as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, Whitman, and Dickinson.