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American Literature


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructors
Dr. Wyn Kelley, Wyn Kelley

Category
Humanities

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
This course studies the national literature of the United States since the early 19th century. It considers a range of texts - including, novels, essays, and poetry - and their efforts to define the notion of American identity. Readings usually include works by such authors as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Emily Dickinson, and Toni Morrison.

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