2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

ENGL 10550 Studies in American Literature

An intensive study of topics in American Literature. Specific subject matter and emphasis will change each semester. Sample topics include American Romanticism, with such authors as Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Whitman, and Dickinson; The Small Town in American Literature, with works by Hawthorne, Twain, Anderson, Lewis, Gaines, Lee, King, Morrison, and Faulkner; American Modernism and the Long Poem, examining the long works of Whitman, Eliot, Williams, H.D. Stevens, Seamus Heaney, and Rita Dove. Students may repeat the course with a change in topic.