|In Memoriam – Glyn Salton-Cox
The English Department is devastated to announce the death over the New Year of our colleague Glyn Salton-Cox. To his family, loved ones, and friends here, in his native Britain, and throughout the world, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Glyn was a brilliant scholar, a very popular teacher, and the kindest of colleagues.
The Department of English invites you to a commemoration of our colleague Glyn Salton-Cox on Friday, March 3d, 2023.
We will gather in the Faculty Club’s Betty Elings Wells Pavilion at 3:00 pm and then move to the Terrace at 4:00 pm for a reception. Please let us know of any accessibility requests.
Reading List 5: American Literature to 1865
Jeannine DeLombard, Mark Maslan, Christopher Newfield
Notes and Resources
It is assumed that students taking the first qualifying examination in American Literature to 1865 will be familiar not only with the following primary texts but also with the principal critical and interpretive issues concerning these texts and the period as a whole. Students are thus encouraged to read widely in the relevant secondary literature. Figures and selections marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that the relevant material can be found in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 9th edition, Volumes A & B.
Bartolome de las Casas*
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca*
Mary Rowlandson, Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1st or 2nd Bedford edition)
Jonathan Edwards, “Personal Narrative”*; “A Divine and Supernatural Light”*; “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”*
Sarah Kemble Knight, Journal of Madam Knight (Early Americas Digital Archive)
Samson Occom, “A Short Narrative of My Life”*
Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography
Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer
John and Abigail Adams*
The Federalist Papers*
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself (Penguin edition, Vincent Carretta, ed., 2003)
Royall Tyler, The Contrast*
Hannah Foster, The Coquette*
Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland
Antebellum Period through Civil War
James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers
Ralph Waldo Emerson*
Edgar Allan Poe*
William Apess, “An Indian’s Looking Glass for the White Man”* & A Son of the Forest (University of Pittsburgh through Internet Archive)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Henry David Thoreau, Walden*
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills*