American History and the Literary Imagination

ENGL 0510T S01 [CRN: 15170]

This course explores twentieth- and twenty-first-century literary representations of the nineteenth century. We will primarily read novels, poetry, and cultural criticism regarding the U.S.'s antebellum period with particular emphasis on colonial expansion, slavery, and the civil war. We will consider how genre impacts historical interpretation in fictional histories, the recasting of historical events through marginal figures, and the contested though necessary role of memory in both literary and historical discourse.
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
09:00 am - 10:20 am Tue, Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
08 (Dec 15, 2014 2:00pm)