2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CLITR 2120 American Literature

This course surveys American literature from Colonial times to the present. It explores certain themes central to American literature and the American experience: Americans' ambivalent attitudes toward breaking with authority; the important place of the wilderness" in the American imagination; the role of the different ethnic and regional voices that are expressing the American experience; and the figure of the self-madeself-invented human being.





Fall and Spring semesters