Courses: In the American Grain: Traditions in North American Literature (ENGLH260B01)
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. No freshmen. 15 slots available to declared English majors. The other 15 slots open to any student.
Fulfills: HU III