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ENGLISH 241: SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I Online Section Fall 2018 Instructor : Dr. Manisha Sharma, MFA, PhD E-Mail: [email protected] New River Community College Office: Station 1, Room 125, Mall Site Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays10:30-11:30 AM, and by appointment. Course Description Survey of American Literature I examines American literary works from Colonial times to the mid-nineteenth Century (1620-1865), emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. It involves critical reading, literary analysis, appreciation, and writing. An outstanding thing happens when you survey an entire body of a nation’s literature from its inception. It is just like a story, a story that is steeped in history, thought, philosophy, politics, culture, and several other influences. In a way, it mirrors the development of a country in the form of a story. Since you have chosen to take this course, I assume you are interested in reading literature. It is an extremely fascinating experience to walk through the history of a nation by means of poems, essays, short stories. And that is exactly what we will do in this course, survey the origins, rise, and development of American Literature, starting with the colonial times, times that were influenced by the rigid puritanical culture and belief shipped off straight from Britain. As you will see, we do break from that tradition of wearing the colonial cloak around week 4 with the American Independence and come full circle into a literature that is our very own with the Romantic tradition, transcendentalism, and writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. From here, our literature only develops further and richer as a distinct American literature, with its own issues, people, content. We will end the course with the works of one of America’s favorites, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman. This course is
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