DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA

Fundamentos de la Literatura Norteamericana
Session 2016-2017


 

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Syllabus
1. Literary Culture in the Colonies
2. Puritan Writings and Life
3. Revolution and the Republic
4. Washingon Irving and J.F. Cooper
5. Edgar Allan Poe
6.T ranscendentalism
7. Nathaniel Hawthorne
8. Herman Melville
9. Emily Dickinson
10.Walt Whitman
11.Mark Twain
12. Kate Chopin
General Bibliography
 
 

 

4.- Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper 

Subjects of discussion to be presented 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://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap3/cooper.html
 
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