English 4125: Colonial and Early American Literature

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Reading, Discussion, and Writing Questions

     Week 1

Literature of Discovery, Contact, and Exploration

Native American Oral Traditions

Discussion Questions _Apocalypto_

Christopher Columbus and Bartolome de las Casas, discussion questions

William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, discussion questions

John Smith, Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions--The New World

Mary Rowlandson and Hannah Dustan, discussion questions

     Week 2

Anne Bradstreet, discussion questions

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, discussion questions

     Week 3

Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography Part 1, discussion questions

Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography Part 2, discussion questions

Judith Sargent Murray, discussion questions

     Week 4

The Coquette, Discussion Questions