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

                                        EDGAR ALLAN POE

Subjects of discussion in class:
   - The Facts of His Life.
    - Poe’s Literary Theory.
    - Poe’s Short  Stories.
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna 
Central Library (Guajara Campus):
- Kanpp, Bettina L. Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1984.
- Knight, Stephen. "...his rich ideality": Edgar Allan Poe's Detectives." Form and Ideology
in Crime Fiction. London: Macmillan, 1980. 39-66.
- Tallack, Douglas. The Nineteenth-Century American Short Story. London: Routledge, 1993.
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Please, visit these sites for further information:
   - http://poestories.com/
   - http://www.eapoe.org/
 
 
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