DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA

Fundamentos de la Literatura Norteamericana
Session 2019-2020

 
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Syllabus
1. Literary Culture in the Colonies.
  - Mary Rowlandson.
2. The Puritan Background: Writings.
   - Anne Bradstreet.
3. Revolution and the Republic.
   - Philip Freneau.
   - Benjamin Franlkin.
4. The Early Prominence of American Literature:
    1790-1850.
    - Washington Irving.
    - James Fenimore.
    - Edgar Allan Poe.
5. American Renaissance.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
    -  Henry David Thoreau..
    - Nathaniel Hawthorne.
    - Hemran Melville.
6. New American Verse in the 19th Century.
    - Emily Dickinson.
    - Walt Whitman.
7. Late 19th-Century American Fiction.
    - Mark Twain.
    . Kate Chopin.

General Bibliography

 

          THE EARLY PROMINENCE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE 1780-1950

                WASHINGTON IRVING AND JAMES FENIMORE COOPER 

Subjects of discussion  in class:
    - The Knickerbocker School.
    - European Experience in Irving.
    - James F. Cooper and Mythical America.
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna
Central Library (Guajara Campus):
     - On the Knickerbocker School:
- Elliott, Emory. "Washington Irving and the Knickerbocker Group." The Columbia Literary
History of the United States. New York: Columbia UP, 1988. 229-239.
    - On Washington Irving:
- Antelyes, Peter. Tales of Adventurous Enterprise: Washington Irving and the Poetics 
of Western Expansion. New York: Columbia UP, 1990.
- Burstein, Andrew. The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving.
New York: Basic, 2007. 
   - On James F. Cooper:
- Railton, Stephen. Fenimore Cooper. A Study of His Life and Imagination. Princeton:
Princeton UP, 1978.
- Spiller, Robert E. James Fenimore Cooper. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1965.
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Please, visit these sites for further information:
   - On the Knickerbocker School: http://www.authorama.com/american-spirit-in-literature-5.html
   - On Washington Irving: http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/irving.htm
   - On James F. Cooper: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug02/cooper/cooperbiography.html
 
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