LITR 5535: American
Develop an aspect of one of the course objectives. Describe how two or three early American texts from our assigned readings through Cooper exemplify the development of an aspect of Romanticism and how their contributions converge in The Last of the Mohicans, making it a classic or normative text of American Romanticism.
Andrew Coleman, "The American Romantic Spirit: Man Becoming a Part of Nature"
Angela Douglas, "The Spirit of the True American Romantic Heroine"
Gordon Lewis, "The Romantic Spirit of America"
Sharon Lockett, "The Sublime: A Coveted Escape from Reality"
Leigh Ann Moore, "The American Gothic"
Aaron Morris, "Encountering the Sublime Wilderness"
Crystal Reppert, "Romanticism as Racial Justification"
Tish Wallace, "Gothic Wilderness: An Analogy to American Experience"