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
 
 

 

3.- Revolution and the Republic: Benjamin Franklin and Philip Freneau

Subjects of discussion to be presented 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: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/philip-freneau
 
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Manuel Brito
 

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