HMS-404A Democratic Vistas: Mid-19th-Cen Am Lit
2:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Engineering Building, 307
This course looks at the first great age of American literature as it coincided with the country's greatest social upheaval, the Civil War. Representative authors will be examined as they express the intellectual contradictions of their times, from the most expansive social and metaphysical optimism to the darkest skepticism.