"What is Literature, Why do we read it, and How?"
Native American Literature
Colonial American Literature
Video Resources: "Utopian Promise" (from the American Passages series)
The American Revolution: A Country Written into Existence
Romanticism: Words Written from the Heart
Video Resources: The Headless Horseman, The History of Ideas: Romanticism, and Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Gergiev - Vienna Philharmonic.
American Wilderness Writing: The Last of the Mohicans
Transcendentalism: An American Ideal
Video Resources: American Passages Part 4: "A Spirit of Nationalism"
Civil War Writings: A Country Divided
Video Resources: "Battle of Gettysburg: Civil War Documentary"
Walt Whitman: America's Poet
Realism, Naturalism, and Regionalism
Video Resources: Mark Twain's America
Video Resources: "To Build a Fire" (1969)
Video Resources: "The Rites of Spring"
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The Beat Movement
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
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