ENGL 051. Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways: Early American Literature

This course examines American literature from its earliest recorded oral traditions to the Civil War by focusing on outsiders, or what Trinidadian critic C.L.R. James, writing about Moby-Dick, called "mariners, renegades, and castaways."  Our readings will include not only Melville's once neglected, now famous novel, but also a wide range of less familiar texts, including origin stories, captivity narratives, poetry, and manifestoes.  
18th/19th c.
GATEWAY English Literature.
1 credit.
Spring 2019. Cohen.
Spring 2020. Cohen.

Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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