ENG 352: The American Novel to 1914

 

Dr. Henigman 3 credits

 “The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.”  -- EA Poe

          Not only most poetical, for nineteenth-century novels are strewn with dead heroines as well. We will examine the ways in which nineteenth century-conventions and innovations of narrative form both allowed sexuality into the novel and punished it. Authors may include Foster, Hawthorne, Stoddard, James Crane, Chopin, Wharton, and Stein.

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