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
 
 

 

                                   AMERICAN RENAISSANCE

          RALPH WALDO EMERSON AND HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Subjects of discussion in class:
   - Reason, Understanding, and Education  in Transcendentalism.
   - Emersonís Symbolic Method.
   - Thoreauís Ideal of Manhood.
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All these bibliographical references can be found at the Universidad de La Laguna 
Central Library (Guajara Campus):
   - On Transcendentalism:
- Riley, Woodbridge. Transcendentalism in American Thought. Whitefish: Kessinger, 2005.
- Wilson, Lesli Perrin. Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism. New York: Wiley, 2000.
    - On Ralph Waldo Emerson 
- Konvitz, Milton R., ed. Emerson: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs:
Prentice-Hall, 1962.
- Porte, Joel.  Emerson: Prospect and Retrospect. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1982.
   - On Henry David Thoreau:
- Buell, Lawrence. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing and 
the Formation of American Culture. Cambridge: The Belknap P of Harvard UP, 1995.
- Robinson, David M. Natural Life: Thoreau's Wordly Transcendentalism. Ithaca:
Cornell UP, 2004.
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Please, visit these sites for further information:
   - On Transcendentalism: http://transcendentalism.tamu.edu/
   - On Ralph Waldo Emerson: http://transcendentalism.tamu.edu/emerson
   - On Henry David Thoreau: http://transcendentalism.tamu.edu/thoreau
 
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