EN 223P The American Dream 1620–1890 (3)
Beginning with Native American stories and poems and the writings of the European colonists, the course traces the various cultural threads that, along with their accompanying political and religious ideologies, led to the establishment of American literature and consciousness. The course also explores the inevitable social conflicts that followed. Readings cover American romanticism, slave narratives, Twain, poetry from Bradstreet to Dickinson.
Co-requisite: EN 113.