Courses: In the American Grain: Traditions in North American Literature (ENGLH260B01)

Spring 2014

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, Shakespeare, Cabeza de Vaca, Behn, Rowlandson, Mather, Wheatly, Equiano, Franklin, Nat Turner, and Poe. The course concludes with a review of the drifting, searching, world aboard Melville's Pequod in Moby-Dick. This course satisfies pre-1800 requirement.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Fulfills: HU III Limit:45


English (Web site)

Taught By

Christina Zwarg (Profile)


Haverford, Hall 107

Meeting Times

M 7:30-10:00pm