Not open for credit to students who have completed 136B. This course provides a survey of a variety of literary forms and genres in the United States throughout the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, paying special attention to issues surrounding the natural and the supernatural. Readings will include texts by Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charles W. Chesnutt, Mark Twain, and Kate Chopin. Class assignments and requirements will include daily participation, weekly response papers, mid-term and final exams, and one paper.
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