LITR 5535: American
Index to Sample Student Midterms, fall 2003
Listed below are links to copies of papers submitted for
the course midterm assignment. These papers are provided to serve as models for
future students. For readability and general quality, the instructor has lightly
edited these papers, and some students made revisions of their own before
posting. However, a few editing problems may remain.
Anderson, "Individual in Nature, the Captivity Narrative, and
Arnold, "Noble Warrior vs. Bloodthirsty
Savage: The Romantic Idealization
of American Indians in Early American Literature"
Bevill, "The Romantic Journey Toward Transcendence"
Carpenter Jr., "All In Spirit: Hauntings as a Gothic Mode in Romantic
Davis, "Crossing Boundaries"
Evard, "Religion and Spirituality as a Theme of Idealism in American
"The Sublime, Pain and Pleasure: Boundaries Between Nature and Society"
Hopkins, "Nature's Place in American Romanticism"
by Appearance: The Individual as Separate from the Masses in American Romantic
Element of Desire and Loss for Women in American Romanticism"
Mack, " The Geography of Early American Romanticism"
Masterson, "American Romanticism in Cooper’s Last
of the Mohicans: An Escalating Rebellion Against Gender Conventions of the
Romanticism in the American Renaissance"
Newell, "God in Nature a Suggestion of Transcendentalism"
Parker, "The Conflict Between the Spiritual and Intellectual Ideals of
America and Its Materialistic Nature in Pre-Romantic and Romantic Texts"
Patrick, "Eaten, Lost, Transformed: Dissolving
Boundaries in American Romanticism"
Pawlak, "The Changing
Attitudes Towards God, Nature, and Man in American Romanticism"
and the Gothic in American Romantic Literature"
Salter, "Convergence of Romantic Narrative and Captivity Narrative in The Last of the Mohicans
Sanjak, "Romantic Literature: The Innocent and the Dark Gothic"
Romantic Spirit of the Journey