DETAIL:
Frederic Edwin Church,
Niagara Falls


                  TEXTS

Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bedford)
Douglass, Narrative of the Life (Harvard Library)
Longfellow, Selected Poems (Penguin)
Emerson, Selected Writings (Signet)
Poe, Fall of the House of Usher & Other Writings (Penguin)
Thoreau, Walden and Civil Disobedience (Penguin)
Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (Penguin)
Melville, Moby-Dick (Penguin)
Whitman, Leaves of Grass, First Edition (Penguin)
Dickinson, Final Harvest (Back Bay Books)



                ELECTRONIC RESOURCES


                COURSE REQUIREMENTS

                    CALENDAR OF READINGS

WEDNESDAY 1/20 – Introduction
DISCUSSION Play the Game,
        & then Powers' "Greek Slave"
    1851 POSTER

MONDAY 1/25 – Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin   (CHAPS 1-28)
WEDNESDAY 1/27 – Uncle Tom's Cabin   (FINISH)
DISCUSSION Audio Video

MONDAY 2/1 – Douglass' Narrative of the Life
WEDNESDAY 2/3 – Douglass' Heroic Slave
DISCUSSION Douglass & Stowe

MONDAY 2/8 – Longfellow's Evangeline
        MAPPING EVANGELINE
WEDNESDAY 2/10 – Longfellow
        "The Wreck of the Hesperus"
        "The Village Blacksmith"
        "My Lost Youth"
        "The Children's Hour"
        "Hawthorne"
        "The Cross of Snow"
        & from Kavanagh

DISCUSSION Illustrating Evangeline

MONDAY 2/15 – Emerson's Nature
WEDNESDAY 2/17 – Emerson, "American Scholar" & "Divinity School Address"
DISCUSSION – Emerson, "Self-Reliance"

MONDAY 2/22 – Emerson, "Experience" & "Fate"

WEDNESDAY 2/24 – Poe
        "The Drake-Halleck Review" (excerpt)
        "The Philosophy of Composition"
        "The Imp of the Perverse"
        "The Tell-Tale Heart"
        "A Descent into the Maelstrom"
        "The Pit and the Pendulum"
        "The Black Cat"
DISCUSSION Poe on Poe

MONDAY 3/1 – Poe
        "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
        "The Purloined Letter"
        "The Gold-Bug"
        "William Wilson"
        "The Fall of the House of Usher"
        "Ligeia"
WEDNESDAY 3/3 – Poe
  MARCH 3: FIRST ESSAY DUE   |   ESSAY ADVICE   |   ESSAY CHECKLIST

DISCUSSION


MONDAY 3/15 – Emerson, "The Transcendentalist" & "The Poet"
WEDNESDAY 3/17 – Thoreau's Walden   (CHAPS 1-2)
DISCUSSION –   TWO CABINS

MONDAY 3/22 – Walden   (CHAPS 3-10)
WEDNESDAY 3/24 – Walden   (FINISH)
DISCUSSION – Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"

MONDAY 3/29 – Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter   (CHAPS 1-20)
WEDNESDAY 3/31 – Scarlet Letter   (FINISH)
DISCUSSION

MONDAY 4/5 – Melville's Moby-Dick   (CHAPS 1-25) &
          "Hawthorne and His Mosses"

        Excerpts from Melville's Letters
WEDNESDAY 4/7 – Moby-Dick   (CHAPS 26-42)
DISCUSSION Moby-Dick   (CHAPS 43-60)

MONDAY 4/12 – Moby-Dick   (CHAPS 61-99)
        Moby Speaks
WEDNESDAY 4/14 – Moby-Dick   (FINISH)
DISCUSSION – I said finish!

MONDAY 4/19 – Whitman's "Song of Myself"
WEDNESDAY 4/21 – Whitman's 1855 "Preface"
DISCUSSION WHITMAN LONGFELLOW WHITTIER HOLMES


MONDAY 4/26 – Dickinson's Poetry (1)
                                E-DICKINSON
WEDNESDAY 4/28 – Dickinson (2)
DISCUSSION APRIL 29: SECOND ESSAY DUE

MONDAY 5/3 – "I stop somewhere..."


TUESDAY 5/11 – FINAL EXAM