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
 
 

 

6.- Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. 

Subjects of discussion to be presented in class:
   - Reason, Understanding, and Education  in Transcendentalism.
   - Emerson’s Symbolic Method.
   - Thoreau’s 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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