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 PURITAN BACKGROUND: WRITINGS.

                            ANNE BRADSTREET

Subjects of discussion in class:
   -American Puritanism.
   - Religious Writings and Poetry.
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna 
Central Library (Guajara Campus):
     - On Puritanism:
- Elliott, Emory. "New England Puritan Literature." The Cambridge History of American
Literature. Vol. 1. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994. 169-306.
- McKenna, George. "An Holy and Blessed People: The Puritan Origins of American 
Patriotism." The Yale Review 90.3 (July 2002): 81-98.
   - On William Bradford:
- Donegan, Kathleen. "'As Dying, Yet Behold We Live': Catastrophe and Interiority
in Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation." Early American Literature 37.1 (2002): 9-37.
  - On Anne Bradstreet:
- Harvey, Tamara. "'New Sisters... Impart Your Usefulnes and Force': Anne Bradstreet's 
Feminist Functionalism." Early American Literature 35.1 (2000): 5-28.
 -Rosenmeier,  Rosamond R.  "The Wounds Upon Bathstheba: Anne Bradstreet's Prophetic
Art." Puritan Poets and Poetics. Ed. White, Peter. University Park: The Pennsylvania State
UP, 1985. 119-146.
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Please, visit these sites for further information:
   - On American Puritanism: http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2010/11/24/pilgrims-puritans-and-their-american-legacy/
   - On William Bradford: http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/djw/williambradford.html
   - On Anne Brdastreet: https://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/bradstreet.htm
 
 
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