Courses: Uncle Tom's Cabin (RELGH303A01)
This course will examine Uncle Tom's Cabin as a landmark text in the literatures of the Atlantic World. We will explore the impact of what scholars have labeled the "Transatlantic Stowe" and the hemispheric and global impact of the novel, particularly in the British colonies. More broadly addressed will be the themes of religion, evangelicalism, and social reform; race and representation; gendered authority and domesticity. As a seminar in religion, literature, and representation, students will be exposed to important primary and secondary sources that span from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Students will also be required to participate in a public conference showcasing their research and produce a final research paper that in some way examines, interprets, and analyzes the impact of this classic text on the religious, racial, and gendered cultures of nineteenth-century North America, England, and/or the British West Indies.
Fulfills: HU III Limit:15
Haverford, Stokes 301