eng491 | undergraduate
American Literature To 1860
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The New Republic
- Describe how developing a national identity shaped the creation of an American literary culture.
- Recognize the major works and authors of the revolutionary period.
- Explain how the American Revolution influenced the literature of the revolutionary period.
The American Renaissance
- Recognize the major works and authors of the American Renaissance.
- Summarize how culture, politics, and religion influenced the writings of the American Renaissance.
- Explain the Transcendentalist movementâs influence on American literature and culture.
The Changing Nation
- Recognize the major works and authors of the pre-Civil War period.
- Describe how different public rhetorics contested American national identity.
- Analyze early American literatureâs meaning and importance.
The New World
- Summarize how culture, politics, and religion influenced the writings of the early American exploration period.
- Explain the literary qualities and ideologies of Native American myths and oral traditions.
- Compare the literary qualities and ideologies of works written by European explorers to those written or told by Native authors.
- Recognize the major works and authors of the colonial period.
- Explain how politics and historical events shaped colonial American literature.
- Analyze how religion shaped colonial American literature.
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