352:337 American Literature of the 19th Century


Ehrlich, WF3 Hill 115 | Index # 11979 | Fall 2008
Office: 521 Hill Hall | Hours: W2 & by appt.
E-mail: ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu
My page http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich
337 class page: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/337/ -- or snipurl.com/2xx1m/337

Required Texts:
  • Online texts: Bryant, Longfellow, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville: Sources for online texts
  • Edgar Allan Poe (Norton Critical edition, ISBN-13: 9780393972856)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tales (Penguin edition, ISBN-13: 9780140390575)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (Bedford edition, ISBN-13: 9780312256937)
  • Herman Melville, Typee (Riverside edition, ISBN-13: 9780618300075)
  • Reading Schedule (Revised 10 December 2008)
    TaskWeekDateReadings
    I1Sep 3, 5Introduction; Nature and sentimentality (1 day): Bryant, To A Waterfowl; Longfellow, A Psalm of Life; Nature Day 1 texts;
    P1210,12 New Directions: Harriet Beecher Stowe, *Uncle Tom's Cabin, Chapter 7; Frederick Douglass, *Narrative, Chapter 1; Walt Whitman, Some poems (TBA); Emily Dickinson Some poems; Instructions for Paper 1
    Q317,19Nationalism and transcendentalism: Emerson, Self Reliance ; Thoreau, *Civil Disobedience: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3;
    P2422, 24Hawthorne: *Major Molineux (29-50) Paper 2, *Goodman Brown (133-148)
     5Oct 1-10Wakefield (149-58), Black Veil (185-199) (421-39), ADDED: Celestial Railroad (316-35), Earth's Holocaust (336-57; October 8: Midterm essay-quiz
    M615-17Poe: Raven (57-61), Philosophy of Composition (675-84), *Cask of Amontillado (415-21), *Tell-Tale Heart (316-21), Black Cat (348-55), Imp of Perverse (401-06). Pym;
     722,24*Fall of the House of Usher (199-216), Man of the Crowd (232-39), Berenice (140-47, 596-98), *Ligeia (159-73, 616-17)
     829-31Hawthorne: *Scarlet Letter
    P39Nov 5, 7 Scarlet Letter; Friday, Nov 7: In Class Quiz
     1012-14 Melville tales: *Bartleby | (II:)Tartarus of Maids
    P41119-21Melville, *Typee New Riverside Edition
     1226, Dec 3 Typee | Paper 3 | Dec. 10: Blackboard is now working.
     135-10Review
    Final exam, Wednesday, Dec 17, 11:45am-2:45pm, Regular classroom: (*) works to identify

    Key: I=Impromptu, M=Midterm, Q=Quizzes, R=Reports, P=Papers
    10 December 2008