Courses: In the American Grain: Traditions in North American Literature (ENGLH260A01)

Fall 2007

The course conceptualizes American literature as a comparative literature whose traditions emerged from certain inalienable forces released as English became the dominant political language of North America. Theories of translation and language. Readings in Derrida, Certeau, Barthes, Shakespeare, Cabeza de Vaca, Behn, Rowlandson, Mather, Wheatly, Equiano, Franklin, Goethe, Nat Turner, Poe. The course concludes with a review of the drifting, searching world aboard Melville’s Pequod in Moby-Dick.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Fulfills: HU III

Department

English (Web site)

Taught By

Christina Zwarg (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Hall 106

Meeting Times

T 7:30pm-10:00pm