University of Guelph 1998-1999 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

37-354 Writing the United States: Forging the Nation F(3-0) [0.50]

This multigenre course explores the relationship between literary production and political power from the emergence of American culture in the seventeenth century to the fragmentation of the United States around the time of the Civil War in the mid-nineteenth century. Areas of focus may include national fantasy; the literature of revolution and federation; narratives of slavery, captivity, and native genocide; immigration and travel literature; the literature of reform, abolition, and the cult of domesticity. Reading-intensive course. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 37-106 or 37-120.
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Last revised: May 31, 1998.