21:352:223: 01 Survey of American Literature
H. Ehrlich, Fall 2009, W1F2, Hill 115, Index 26742

Office: Hill 521, Hours: W 10:00-11:30am and by appt.
Class web page: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/223/
Email: ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu | Procedures | Description | Timeline
  • Text: Nina Baym, ed., Norton Anthology of American Literature., 7th ed., Package One (Vols "A" and "B")
  • Date Course Schedule (revised December 4, 2009; subject to change)
    Sep 2 Introduction:
    Columbus: Day 1
    4English Exploration of America:
    Harriot, True Report A49-55: -- as e-text | (Optional: John White Illustrations)
    9 New England Puritanism: A Bible Commonwealth:
    Bradford, A114-16, A116-20, A123, A126 -- as e-text | Images+ | Bradstreet, Loving Husband, A206
    11 Edwards, Personal Narrative, A386-96 | Winthrop A147-158
    16 Mather, A308-10; | Rowlandson, Captivity, A236-67
    18 Bradstreet, Dear Children, A214-17 | Edwards, Sinners, A425-36
    23 Review Quiz
    25 Society and Politics of the Enlightenment and Revolution:
    Franklin, Autobiography, Part II; A518-34 [Optional: Part I: 473-518]
    30 Equiano, Interesting Narrative, A675-709
    Oct 2 Jefferson, Autobiography A651-57 | Paine, Common Sense: A630-31... | Crisis, A637... | Age of Reason, A643-49 | (Optional) U. S. Constitution | (Optional) Crevecoeur, A596-605
    7 Midterm Exam: Open book: de las Casas, A36-39; Bradford, A132-36; Williams, A174-78; Franklin, A468-72 | Oct 9 :no class
    14 A New Nation. A New Literature: Longfellow, Psalm, B1097-98 | Lincoln, Gettysburg. B1635; Inaugural, B1636 | Thoreau: Civil Disobedience, B1857-72
    16 Douglass, Narrative, B2072-75, 2097-2116, July Fourth, B2140-43
    21-23 Poe, House of Usher B1553-65; Ligeia B1543-53; Oct. 23: Quiz: TBA
    28-30 Hawthorne, Black Veil, B1311-20; Young Goodman Brown B1289-98
    Nov 4-13 Hawthorne: Scarlet Letter B377-493; Nov 13: Paper:2
    18-20Melville, Bartleby, B2363-89; Tartarus, B2396-2405
    25Thanksgiving: Tuesday schedule (no class meeting)
    Dec 2-4 Whitman: Preface to Leaves of Grass B2195-2209 | Letter, B 2289-96 | Astronomer, B2274 | Wound B2279-81 | Song of Myself TBA | Other Poems | (Paper 3 cancelled)
    9-11 Dickinson Dec 9: Wild 2565, Slant 2567, Soul 2574, Because 2578, Fly Buzz 2580, Narrow 2588 | Dec. 11: Course review
    23 Final exam: Wednesday, Dec 23, 11:45am-2:45pm