ENGLISH 4140W: American Romanticism

Spring 2014

University of west Georgia



           Close Reading Paper--Assignment Description (updated 1-28-14)

           Critical Source Paper and Literary Analysis

            Final Project (Oral Presentation and Essay)

Reading and Discussion Questions

            Central Questions for the Entire Semester

            Norton Anthology--Introduction

            The New Poet, The New Poetry (Emerson, "The Poet," Whitman, "Preface" to Leaves of       Grass)

            Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

            Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

            Margaret Fuller

            Thoreau, "Walking" and "Economy" (from _Walden_)

            Thoreau, Walden II

            Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government; Melville, "Bartleby"

            _Fight Club_

            Race, Slavery, and the Making of American Literature

Additional Readings

               William Wordsworth, excerpt from Lyrical Ballads

               Henry David Thoreau, "Walking"

Slide Shows/Powerpoint Presentations

               Intro to American Romanticism

               Walt Whitman--Bio

               Emily Dickinson--Bio

               Emily Dickinson--Critical Currents

               William Apess

               The African American Slave Narrative