ENG360H1F L0101ENG360H1F L0101 T1-3, R1
Early American Literature
Professor Paul Downes
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 731
Brief Description of Course:
This course explores writing in a variety of genres produced in the American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, such as narratives, poetry, autobiography, journals, essays, sermons, court transcripts. Topics to be broached: the wilderness; affliction; depravity; witchcraft; rationalism; liberalism and revolution. Authors studied may include Mary Rowlandson, Edward Taylor, Anne Bradstreet, Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Charles Brockden Brown.
First Three Authors/Texts:
Method of Instruction: Lecture/discussion.
Method of Evaluation: Short and mid-length essay assignments, class participation.