ENG 391: American Novel
Instructor Kara Clevinger
WEB (6/21 - 7/17)
Do you enjoy reading novels? Are you interested in writing a novel? Do you like history? This summer transport yourself with a novel to the strange and terrifying world of nineteenth-century America. There you’ll find characters fighting gothic terrors, enslavement, social injustice, and the cult of true womanhood. Learn about how nineteenth-century authors crafted their novels and about the historical contexts in which they wrote. This course is designed around four major novels: Louisa May Alcott’s Behind a Mask, S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and Charles Chesnutt’s The House Behind the Cedars.
Satisfies the 1789-present category (C) for English majors
Satisfies the Arts & Letters group for core ed requirements