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
 
 

 

                    REVOLUTION AND THE REPUBLIC

            BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND PHILIP FRENEAU

Subjects of discussion  in class:
   - Enlightenment in 18th-century America.
   - American Statesmen-Philosophers.
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna 
Central Library (Guajara Campus):

   - On American Independence and Revolution :
- Ferguson, Robert A. "What Is Englihtenment? Some American Answers." 
American Literary History 1.2 (Summer 1989): 245-272.
- Schwarzmantel, John. The Age of Ideologies: Political Ideologies from the American 
Revolution to Postmodern Times. New York: New York UP, 1998.

    - On Benjamin Franklin:
- Lemay, J.A. Leo, ed. The Life of Benjamin Franklin. 2 vols. Philadelphia:
The U of Pennsylvania P, 2006.
- Osborne. Jeff. "Benjamin Franklin and the Rhetoric of Virtuous Self-Fashioning in Eighteenth-
Century America." Literature and History 17.2 (Autumn 2008): 14-30.

    - On Philip Freneau:
- Lang, Hans Joachim."The Rising Glory of America and the Falling Price of Intellect: 
The Careers of Brackenridge and Freneau." The Transit of Civilization from Europe 
to America. Ed. Herget, Winfried and Karl Ortseifen.Tubingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1986. 
131-144.
- Lukasik, Christopher J. "The Face of the Public." Early American Literature 39.3 (2004):
413-464.
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Please, visit these sites for further information:
   - On American Indepndence and Revolution: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook12.asp
   - On Benjamin Franklin: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/franklin-home.html
   - On Philip Freneau: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/philip-freneau
 
 
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