WEEK THIRTEEN
Mon: Huck Finn in Its Times I
Wed: Huck Finn in Its Times II
WEEK TWELVE
Mon: Ben-Hur at the Movies
Wed: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
WEEK ELEVEN
Ben-Hur
Mon: Through Book Fifth
Wed: Finish, & Scenes from the Play
WEEK TEN
The Wide, Wide World
Mon: Selected Contemporary Responses
Wed: Selected 20th-Century Commentary (handout)
WEEK NINE
Mon: The last of The Last of the Mohicans
Wed: The Wide, Wide World
WEEK EIGHT
The Last of the Mohicans
Wed: Picturing Mohicans
and Contemporary Reviews (hand out)
WEEK SEVEN
Charlotte Temple
Monday, March 8: FIRST ESSAY DUE
Wed: SELECTED ESSAYS
WEEK SIX
Mon: Moby-Dick & the Canon
SELECTED ESSAYS
Wed: Moby-Dick
OUR QUESTS & QUESTIONS
WEEK FIVE
Mon: Uncle Tom & the Canon
SELECTED ESSAYS, 1890s - 1990s
Wed: Uncle Tom & Popular Performance--
Read "White Readers & Black Slaves" (handout)
WEEK FOUR
Mon: Uncle Tom as Cultural Event I
MATERIAL FROM THE 1850s
Wed: Uncle Tom as Cultural Event II--
MATERIAL FROM 1860s - 20th CENTURY
WEEK THREE
Mon: Moby-Dick, Chaps. 73-end
Wed: Uncle Tom's Cabin & Moby-Dick
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CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS
WEEK TWO
Mon: no class
Wed: Moby-Dick, Chaps. 1-72
WEEK ONE
Mon: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Chaps. 1-28
Wed: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Chaps. 29-end


"Let America, then, prize and cherish her writers; yea, let her glorify them. . . . the books of Hawthorne . . . should be sold by the hundred thousand; and read by the million."
                          -- Herman Melville, "Hawthorne and His Mosses" (1850)

"Besides, at the bottom of their natures, men like Hawthorne . . . deem the plaudits of the public such strong presumptive evidence of mediocrity in the object of them, that it would in some degree render them doubtful of their own powers did they hear much and vociferous braying concerning them in the public pastures."
                          -- Herman Melville, "Hawthorne and His Mosses" (1850)