This course explores the ways American writers have imagined—and participated in—the invention of nation, culture and self, from the Colonial period through the Civil Rights era. Special attention is paid to how American writers have engaged with questions surrounding the “newness” of American culture and how literature has reflected and affected “change” in American culture. Credits: 3.
Prerequisites: Completion of first year writing requirements. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.