ENLT 265J - The American Literary Experience
(Prerequisites: ENLT 140 or the equivalent; any ENLT course between 120 & 179, inclusive)
A survey of prose landmarks in the evolution of a unique American literary consciousness from the eighteenth century to the present. Discussions will focus on the American Enlightenment, Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Each literary movement will be considered in relation to its social, historical, & cultural contexts.