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ENGL 220 Crit Approaches & Lit Methods
An introduction to the basic questions that one may ask about a literary text, its author, and its audience. Study of a limited selection of literary texts using several critical approaches. The course will also offer instruction in the elements of critical writing.
ENGL 359 Inventing America
This course will focus on works by writers from both sides of the Atlantic to examine the ways in which they used literature to grapple with the changing relationship between Britain and America and the formation of a new type of nation. We will also examine literature that explores problematic issues such as slavery, relations between colonists and native Americans, and the role of women in the new society. Authors studied may include Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Benjamin Franklin, Olaudah Equiano, Phillis Wheatley, Samson Occam, Charles Brockden Brown, and James Fenimore Cooper.