|0626.2074  סיפורת לפני מלחמת האזרחים ANTEBELLUM FICTION
|ד"ר מלאת שמיר SHAMIR, Dr. Milette
|"What is an American?" This question, posed by writer St. Jean de Crevecoeur in an essay by that title only a few short years after the American Revolution, continued to occupy American writers in the decades to come. Writers from Cooper to Melville attempted to formulate a coherent and inclusive American identity, an attempt that often involved the negation, exclusion, or suppression of alternatives. This course will examine debates over national character and national identity as they played themselves out in both canonical and neglected texts, through transformations in language, literary genres, and prose styles.
TEXTS will include novels by J. F. Cooper, Fanny Fern, and Harriet Wilson, and short works of fiction by Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and H. D. Thoreau.
REQUIREMENTS: attendance and participation, short reading responses, short paper, and final exam.
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